Junagadh (Gujarat) : The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued people stranded in different locations after heavy rainfall lashed Gujarat.
According to the NDRF, in Aakha village of Junagadh district, the NDRF team reached the spot at 6:50 PM and started rescue operations. The team safely rescued a senior citizen and 4 other villagers from different locations.
The NDRF teams on Monday rescued as many as 157 people, stranded in low-lying areas in Gujarat’s Aravalli district following heavy rainfall in the region.
The NDRF shifted the people of Lakeshwari village to safer places.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said that he is coordinating with the collectors of the respective districts affected by heavy rains and presently 10 contingents of both NDRF and SDRF have been deployed in rescue operations at various places.
Over 270 civilians have been successfully rescued and work of removing fallen trees on the roads has begun to restore vehicular movement quickly, Patel said.
Water levels were over 40 feet, nearly 12 feet above the danger mark of 28 feet, on Bridge No. 502 between Bharuch and Ankleshwar on the River Narmada, forcing the closure of the railway traffic and cancellations.
The chief minister has appealed to people in the state to follow the instructions given by the system from time to time and provide necessary support to the system.
At least 18 trains, including Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express and Shatabdi Express, have been cancelled due to the floods, according to a Western Railway release.
On Saturday, as many as 23 out of 30 gates of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam in Kevadia Colony were opened to release 5.5 lakh cusecs of water.