300 people stranded in Rajasthan floods, army deployed for rescue operations
The army was deployed on Wednesday to rescue nearly 300 people stranded in a flood-like situation in Rajasthan’s Bundi district, officials said.
Bundi collector Ravindra Goswami said nearly 300 people are stranded in four locations in low-lying areas of Lakheri. The area is flooded due to the influx of water into the Mej River – a tributary of the Chambal River – which runs through the district.
He said the military had been deployed to carry out the rescue operations.
Kota Collector OP Bunkar said several areas in the district are flooded and nearly 2,000 people have been moved to safer locations from the affected areas over the past two days. Many people are still stuck in four or five villages.
He said 4.71 lakh cusecs of water are released from Kota Dam on Wednesday.
In Jhalawar, the situation was under control.
“The damage mitigation and assessment part is ongoing as most people returned home after the water started to drop at 4am today,” Jhalawar collector Bharti Dixit said. in the morning and the water receded in low-lying areas, she said.
Meanwhile, heavy to very heavy rains were recorded at parts of Sirohi, Udaipur, Jalore, Barmer and Jaisalmer districts in the past 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m.
Maximum rainfall of 143mm occurred at Bhinmal in Jalore, followed by 120mm at Deldar in Sirohi, the meteorological service said.
Light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur in some places in Jaisalmer and Barmer districts. Rainfall activity will now decrease and there is no heavy rain warning in the state for the next five days, he said.