The situation in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir gets worse as time passes by. There are hundreds of people who are still stuck in a hotel in Srinagar. The districts in South Kashmir are estimated to have the worst hit areas due to the devastating flood in five decades.
Though the army and NDRF continue with the massive rescue mission, across the valley, there are thousands of families stranded and awaiting for help. The team has rescued a minimum of 47,000 people from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir so far, till the time of reporting. Air India has declared free passage for tourists stranded in Srinagar. Over 30 per cent of the capital city Srinagar is under flood waters.
Works to restore road connectivity between the flood-affected areas are in progress. Road connectivity between Batote and Kishtwar has been restored by the force. There were five task forces comprised of about 5,700 personnel of Border Roads Organisation, in the mission. People in the flood-hit areas are provided with blankets, tents, food packets and water.
On Tuesday, about 110 army boats with 148 inflatable boats were assigned for rescue operations. Along with this, there were 15 engineering task force teams reached the spot providing other life saving equipments to people. Centre has asked Jammu and Kashmir to put up the names of people who have been rescued from the disaster.
Measures have been taken to ensure the availability of petroleum products in the flood-hit areas. In order to restore the telephone services, a team from private telecom company had been airlifted from Delhi to the place. Now, it is possible to operate BSNL cell phones and internet, partially in Barzulla area in Srinagar.
80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services provide speedy medical aid to the affected people. The Army, the National Disaster Response Force, Air Force Armed Forces and other agencies are conducting the rescue operations here. Many states have offered financial aids for flood-hit people in Jammu and Kashmir.[category-Nation] [tags- Jammu and Kashmir, Flood, Rescue Operations, Srinagar, NDRF]