Due to continuous downpour leading to flash flood caused by heavy rainfall last night , it was estimated that more than 3000 families were turned to be homeless and were shifted to relief camps for the second time in a row within a fortnight.
According to reports from the State Disaster Management Unit, water from Haora River, Kathakhal and Kalapaniakhal could not flow easily to Bangladesh due to heavy flooding in Bangladesh. Heavy shower on Saturday night in Baramura hill range flooded the entire eastern and southern part of Agartala and as many as 15 localities including Agartala city was completely inundated inside the water.
Dr Milind Ramteke , District Magistrate (West Tripura) mentioned that , the administration has taken adequate measures to protect the embankment of Haora River. Other than this , technical management round the clock watchfulness on the embankment was made necessary to monitor the situation and to bring situation under control. Aftermath of this has made the NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAYS incurs commercial loss of INR- 74 crore due to flood
“There is problem in drainage of Agartala and this year Tripura has recorded frequent high intensity rainfall and due to flooding in Bangladesh the water from Agartala is not flowing down very fast as the main river where Haora merges with Bangladesh has been over-flowing for past many days,” according to the observation made by Ramteke. In the meantime, civil society organizations have raised a voice over the poor drainage system of Tripura state , where unplanned constructions and growth of the city without master plan has caused such man made havoc. They demanded immediate corrective measure to face-lift entire drainage system and renovation of embankment at the earliest.
Swaroop Sharma | Editor (Northeast) newscaptured.com