Urgent Action Needed: Relief and Rescue Operations Intensified in Flood-Hit North India

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Continuous heavy rains have been affecting Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana for the past three days. In response, the Army and NDRF teams have increased their efforts in relief and rescue operations.

A total of 39 NDRF teams have been deployed in four states to address the heavy rains and floods. Specifically, 14 teams are in Punjab, 12 in Himachal Pradesh, 8 in Uttarakhand, and 5 in Haryana. In Punjab, the Army rescued 910 students and 50 others from a flooded private university.

Prime Minister held discussions with senior ministers and officials regarding the excessive rainfall across India. Local administrations, NDRF, and SDRF teams are actively working to assist those affected.

Multiple rivers in North India, including the Yamuna, are overflowing, causing waterlogging in cities and towns. Himachal Pradesh has experienced the worst impact of the monsoon, with 16 reported deaths and significant damage to infrastructure.

Landslides in Himachal Pradesh led to four additional fatalities. Flash floods in Mandi caused by a cloud burst have resulted in rescue operations and road closures.

The IMD issued a red alert for heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh. The Chief Minister reported 16-17 deaths in the state due to rain-related incidents.

Rail operations in Shimla-Kalka have been suspended, and educational institutions in Himachal Pradesh remain closed. In Delhi, heavy rainfall has caused waterlogging issues, prompting the Chief Minister to address the situation.

The BJP has requested inspections of old buildings in Delhi to prevent structural accidents. Uttarakhand has also faced severe rainfall, resulting in six deaths and a red alert for more heavy showers.

Travel advisories have been issued due to road blockages and landslides in Uttarakhand. The state has reported 34 deaths from rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours.

Political leaders have expressed condolences for the loss of lives and urged for aid in relief efforts. The IMD forecasted more heavy rainfall in certain regions, including Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.

Chandigarh recorded record-breaking rainfall, with predictions for more heavy rain in the coming days.

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