Situation in Rajasthan’s rain-affected areas improving

Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) The situation has started to improve in rain-affected areas of Rajasthan as no heavy rainfall was recorded in the state in the past 24 hours, officials said.

“Situation in Jalore district, which has been worst affected due to heavy rainfall has started to improve. There is no water logging in Sanchore that was the most affected. However there still is around 2-3 feet water in 4-5 villages in the district and we hope that everything would be in control in next 1-2 days,” a senior district administration official told IANS.

Army columns and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams rescued few marooned people in Sanchore areas.

Situation is also improving in Mount Abu, the only hill station in the desert state, cut off for almost three-four days as the road link was damaged due to landslides after heavy downpour.

Some of the tourists stranded in the famous tourist spot were evacuated under police and relief department supervision.

The district administration has requested the tourists not to travel to Mount Abu for at least a week as traffic movement will remain hampered due to land slides.

Similarly, flood-like situations had been reported from Sirohi, Barmer and Jodhpur districts. However in these areas too situation is fast returning to normalcy.

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