Srinagar, April 7: Heavy rainfall since four days and along with snowfall has triggered a flood like situation in several parts of Jammu and Kashmir, therefore social life have been messed up in the valley. Notably, the water level in river Jhelum has already crossed flood declaration mark due to which 4 people died and 2 are still missing.
As soon as the condition started deteriorating in the valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti and took the stock of present conditions. PM Modi informed on a tweet about his conversation with J&K CM Mufti which read, “Spoke to J&K CM @MehboobaMufti on the flood situation in the state. Offered all possible support from Centre in dealing with the situation.”
The J&K Government on Thursday declared flood in Kashmir after the water level in river Jhelum crossed 19 feet mark at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar at 10 pm, with authorities asking the people to remain vigilant, even as local Meteorological Department predicted improvement in weather from Friday. The situation has already forced the government to close schools and colleges for the next three days.
Looking further to the prediction of heavy rainfall and snowfall, Jammu and Kashmir police has established emergency help lines across the valley. Police have also put its force on high alert to meet any possible challenge and eventuality and has established emergency control rooms in all the districts of the valley to provide help to the people in need.
These control Rooms will remain open 24x7. In case of any help or assistance needed.
People are advised to call on 0193222870, 9419051940 in Anantnag,
01952237830, 9596767717, in Baramulla,
01951255207, 01951-255042 in Budgam,
0194-2416478, 0194-2416564 in Ganderbal,
01954-222312, 9596773025 in Sopore,
9906767076, 01955-262295 in Handwara,
01955-252451, 7051404938 in Kupwara,
9596767430 01957-225278 in Bandipora,
01931-260160, 9419041660, 7051510660 in Kulgam,
01933-261891, 9596768831 in Shopian,
9797220265, 01933-241986, 01933-241280 in Pulwama,
01933-247369 in Awantipora or
Police Control Room Kashmir on 100.
In Baramulla, floods have damaged several houses and a mosque in the area. Several houses were damaged in Sheeri and Gantumulla area also. Some houses have got submerged in Kripalpora, Pattan as well. Meanwhile, rescue operations are ongoing in Sopore after some people got trapped following an increase in water level of Khursi Nallah.
Many areas in Srinagar were inundated due to heavy rains, disrupting normal life. These include Karan Nagar, Safa Kadal, Eidgah, Nowshehra, Soura, Ali Jan Road, Gulshan Nagar, Gogji Bagh, Wazir Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, Rajbagh, Shutra Shahi and Bemina. Several important roads, lanes and by-lanes in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk were also submerged due to water-logging, thus making the movement of pedestrians difficult.