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CM Shri Bhupendra Patel chairs a high-level meeting to review situation of heavy rain affected regions of Saurashtra

Union Home Minister talks to CM to provide additional NDRF team

3 NDRF teams for Rajkot and 2 for Jamnagar to arrive from Bhatinda

Gandhinagar, Monday: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel held a high-level meeting on the first day after joining the office as the Chief Minister today to review the situation resulted due to heavy rains in Saurashtra, especially in Jamnagar and Rajkot districts and cities.

CM, in a telephone conversation with the Collector of Jamnagar, gave clear instructions for rescue, relief operations and evacuation of people trapped in water with the help of NDRF. He specifically instructed to give priority to rescue and relief operations.

Mr. Patel instructed system operators to arrange for 3 teams of NDRF for Rajkot and 2 teams for Jamnagar from Bhatinda.

Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah also talked to the Chief Minister in this regard and said that additional team of NDRF would be sent to Gujarat as and when required.

The Chief Minister sought details about the condition of Aji-2 Dam due to heavy rains in Rajkot and instructed Rajkot Municipal Commissioner and Collector to move the people of low-lying areas to a safe location immediately. He obtained details about the 1155 people living in low-lying areas of Rajkot who had been shifted to safer places.

Rescue operations are in full swing in Banga, Jogvad, Vodisang, Dhudesiya, Konja, Aliya Bada and other rural areas of Kalavad taluka of Jamnagar district. As a result, 25 people from Alia Bada village, 8 people from Banga village, 8 people from Dudhrejiya village, 2 people from Kunad village, 3 people from Dudhala Krishnapur village and 20 people from Kalavad town have been saved with the help of NDRF, Air Force, fire team and local people.

Currently, some dams in Jamnagar district have overflowed due to heavy rains. Due to overflow in Umiya Sagar, Aji, Vijarkhi, Und, Vagadia dams, flood situation has been caused in rivers. And many rural areas on riverbanks are under water, said Jamnagar District Collector in this meeting.

Chief Secretary Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Principal Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. K. Kailashnathan, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. A. K. Rakesh, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. M. K. Das, Relief Commissioner Smt. Ardra Agarwal as well as Chief Minister’s OSD Mr. D. H. Shah joined the meeting.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat