Bhopal. The floods in Madhya Pradesh have not only left many homeless but also cost them their lives. So far 1225 villages have been affected by the floods. The situation is worst in Shivpuri, Datia Gwalior, Guna, Vind, Morena and Sheopur. So far 5800 people have been rescued. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him on the flood situation and rescue operations in the state.
Currently, 1400 people are trapped in the flood-hit areas. Rescue operations are underway to rescue them. SDRF’s 29 teams are engaged in rescue operations in flood prone areas. Three NDRF teams are engaged in rescue operations in Gwalior and two teams in Shivpuri. Four army columns are engaged in rescue operations in Shivpuri, Gwalior, Datia and Sheopur. Air Force helicopters have begun rescue work.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh says the situation is serious:
In this regard, CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that 1225 grams have been damaged. 1500 people have been evacuated in 32 villages of Sheopur. Shivpuri 2000 people have been evacuated. A total of 55050 people managed to get out safely. 1950 people can still be rescued. On Wednesday, the air force resumed evacuation. So far helicopters have been deployed at 1 Shivpuri in Gwalior.
Rainfall has decreased in Shivpuri, water level has also decreased. 3000 people have been sent to the relief center. 13 relief camps have been set up. The water level in Datia has come down. NH3 has been shut down as a precaution. Four columns of the army are engaged in rescue operations at Shivpuri, Gwalior, Datia and Sheopur.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh has expressed concern for the Chambal region:
Talking about the latest flood situation, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said many villages in the Chambal region could be affected due to rising water levels due to release of water from Kota Barrage in Rajasthan. Villages in Wind and Morena are being evacuated as a precaution. Phone service is down. Efforts are being made to bring them back soon. So far 7 people have died in Shivpuri and 4 in Gwalior, 1 in Datia. The chief minister said he would make an air tour of the flood-hit areas once the weather clears.
Railroad track collapses, truck overturns due to road collapse:
Due to incessant rains for three days, where many people were reported trapped, all the gravel at the bottom of the track was washed away due to flooding on the railway line from Shivpuri to Mohana. Here, due to the floods, the four-lane road on the Shivpuri-Agra Mumbai National Highway in MP Shivpuri district broke and the truck overturned and was crushed. However, the driver was slightly injured in the incident.