20 pumps flushing water out of Silchar: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanata Biswa Sarma on Friday reviewed the situation in Barak valley’s Karimganj and Silchar from ground zero.

Briefing newspersons, Chief Minister Sarma said that the Barak river is expected to go below the danger level by Saturday.

CM Sarma informed that the focus now lies in pumping out the water from the residential areas. As of now, 20 pumps are already pressed into service, while 12 more pumps will be flown from Guwahati tomorrow.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that relief operations have been intensified and 90 percent of areas have already been covered.

The Chief Minister also informed that there has been no outbreak of epidemic so far with medical camps being organized intensively.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sarma has ordered the deputy commissioner of Karimganj to complete the assessment of losses by July 15.

Electricity has also been restored in 90% percent of the areas. 
In a significant statement, chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma that a Special Task Force will be constituted under ADGP CID and a case will be registered into the Bethukandi dyke breach incident.

Sarma said that there is information about the involvement of 6 people in damaging the dyke that led to the flooding of Silchar town.

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