Assam Floods 2022: Floods have created a ruckus in Assam. More than 6 lakh people of about 27 districts of the state are badly affected by this. More than 48 thousand people have been shifted to 248 relief camps. Hojai and Kachar are the worst affected by the floods. Under the relief operation, more than 2 thousand people of Hojai district have been evacuated by the army. The Assam government has signed an agreement with regional airline Flybig airline to rescue passengers stranded in the Barak Valley after it was cut off from other parts of the state due to floods and landslides. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gave this information. Let us know 10 big things-
Sarma said in a press conference after chairing the state cabinet meeting that an MoU has been signed with the airline to run special flights between Silchar and Guwahati at a fixed rate of Rs 3,000 per ticket.
2- He said, “They will operate these flights for the next 10 days and we hope that every day 70-100 stranded passengers will take advantage of this service.” The government will bear the additional cost in the form of subsidy to the airline.
3-RailTel’s Wi-Fi facility helped over 1,000 passengers aboard the Guwahati Express and Guwahati-Silchar Express trains stuck in flood-hit areas of Assam, where the mobile network was completely disrupted.
4-Railway undertaking gave this information on Wednesday. RailTel made special arrangements to provide communication using station Wi-Fi to passengers of two trains stranded on the Lamding-Badarpur mountain section in Assam last week, as mobile services of all operators in the affected area were suspended due to heavy rains. Had stalled.
5-The affected area comes under the Lumding Railway Division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). Passengers were able to communicate with their families using this special arrangement. Railway administration also used this connectivity facility to conduct relief and rescue operations effectively.
6-Due to inclement weather and incessant rains, massive landslides and waterlogging occurred at many places in the Lamding-Badarpur mountain section. This has resulted in damage to railway tracks, bridges, roads and communication networks in the mountainous region.
In view of this critical situation, the 7-NFR zone had made full preparations on the affected section. However, two trains, each carrying around 1,400 passengers, got stuck in the flash floods. One train was Silchar-Guwahati Express which halted at Ditkachha station and the other was Guwahati-Silchar Express at New Haflong station in Dima Hasao district of Assam.
8- Railway administration launched a massive rescue operation with the help of Air Force, Railway Protection Force (RPF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Assam Rifles and local people.
The situation became more difficult as the mobile service of all the operators in the affected area came to a standstill.
9-RailTel said, “In this difficult situation, the Wi-Fi facility already available at the railway station by RailTel Corporation proved to be very useful in providing connectivity. Special arrangements were made for passengers to use station Wi-Fi to communicate with their families.
10- This area of ??Haflong is still untouched by the floods .. So the army people are using this place to distribute relief material. See how the relief packet is being transported here by helicopter. After this the relief packet will be dropped in the flood affected areas.