Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and offered all possible support in dealing with the flood situation in the valley.
“Spoke to J&K CM @MehboobaMufti on the flood situation in the state. Offered all possible support from Centre in dealing with the situation,” he tweeted.
Mehbooba visited various areas in the city to personally inspect the status of dewatering and administration’s response in dealing with the flood like situation.
She visited Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Maharaja Bazar, Gogji Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, Humhama, Rajbagh and other areas. She directed deployment of more pumps in areas like Humhama, Gogji Bagh to drain out excess water at the earliest.
Mehbooba Mufti also visited some spots at river Jhelum, flood channels at Ram Bagh and Barzulla to take stock of the water levels. She directed the Flood Control Department to patrol constantly the banks and breach spots on river Jhelum and other streams. She said it is a matter of satisfaction that water level in Jhelum and other streams has started receding and administration is working round the clock to bring things to normal and extend relief to people.