Vadodara District Magistrate Shalini Agarwal talking to ANI on Friday. Photo/ANI
Vadodara District Magistrate Shalini Agarwal talking to ANI on Friday. Photo/ANI

Floodwater which paralysed Vadodara is receding: DM

ANI | Updated: Aug 02, 2019 19:26 IST

Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Aug 2 (ANI): In a sigh of relief, District Magistrate Shalini Agarwal on Friday said that the floodwater which had entered Vadodara city is receding.
"Water level in Vishwamitri River is going down since today morning and the water is also receding from the cities. We have opened bridges for vehicular traffic. Electricity, water supply is being restored while health and cleanliness campaigns are being taken up," Agarwal told ANI.
Several people lost their lives after incessant rains in the region swelled the water level in the river causing it to burst into cities.
"There were four deaths due to wall collapse and two due to rainfall. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams are deployed for evacuation," Agarwal added.
The DM also mentioned that several crocodiles, which had ventured into the cities due to flood, were rescued.
"Four were rescued today and two were rescued yesterday," she said.
Rescue and evacuation operations were undertaken on a large scale in the cities, in which several incidents of bravery came to light.
One sub-inspector Govind Chawla risked his life to rescue a 1.5-year-old girl from the flood in Devipura area here on Thursday.
"The commissioner had ordered to evacuate people from low lying areas. We were in the area to rescue around 50 people who were stuck in floods. There I saw an infant. It was difficult as she could not hold me, so I carried her out of the water on my head using a plastic tub." Chawla said. (ANI)