Agartala and adjacent areas were flooded due to continuous intense rainfall over two days.
The state administration has regularly taken all possible steps for the sake of people according to the situation.
A meeting and press conference was organised by the administration on Saturday evening (18 June) at secretariat to review overall strategies to deal with the situation.
Revenue department’s chief secretary Punit Agarwal, agriculture and fire service department’s secretary Apurba Roy, state project officer Sarat Das, and food supplies secretary Sorodindu Choudhary highlighted the situation to the media.
Mr Agarwal said that the Haora river’s level has crossed 10.87 metres due to heavy rainfall since Friday.
Water level was becoming decreased when ratio of rain decreased in night. The water level became 10.72 meters on 4 pm.
The situation somewhat came under control. A team led by SDM inspected the flooded areas near Haora river in Friday night.
Various relief camps were opened based on the situation. Drinking water as well as food was arranged in these camps.
Mr Agarwal further stated that CM Dr Manik Saha has discussed with officials of various departments regarding the current situation and instructed them to take necessary steps to address the problems as quickly as possible.
He added that steps were also taken to drain out water from areas where water was struck.
39 releif camps are opened till now. Among these, 37 camps are in West Tripura district, 1 in Khowai district and 1 in North Tripura district.
Around 2057 families have taken shelter in these relief camps. Packaged food, drinking water along with sanitation were arranged in these camps. Besides, doctors are also visiting these camps to inspect their health conditions.
Mr Agarwal further added that NDRF, SDRF, Fire service, Civil Defense, Apada Mitra and all other relevant officials are working actively to tackle the situation.
Toll-free number 1077, Agartala Municipal corporation’s number 9863201665, emergency response system’s number 112, CM helpline 1905 and state emergency centre’s 1070 number can be contacted by people to access emergency services.
Further, Electricity Corporation’s WhatsApp number 9863596081 and toll-free 1912 can be contacted for informing and resolving electricity issues. 29 boats have been deployed for rescue works.