Relief work in full swing at Nilgiris

 Essential articles are being rushed to Ooty, the District headquarters, from Mysore, to help mitigate one of the worst natural disasters to hit the hill-district.

Official sources told Deccan Herald on Wednesday that as the roads in Nilgiris district have been severely damaged by the landslips that have claimed 43 lives so far, efforts were being made to move daily-use commodities like diesel and cooking gas from Mysore through the road link from there.

Gaping holes now dot the landscape of the scenic Nilgiris, more popularly known as the ‘Blue Mountains’ with landslides reported from over 100 places. Scores of village roads have been massively chipped away even as paramilitary forces assisted the local administration in the relief works. The operations to restore normalcy were going on a “war footing,” Chief Minister, M  Karunanidhi, said here on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, the Southern Railway announced that the heritage ‘Nilgiris Mountain Railway’ between Mettupalayam — at the foothills — to Coonoor and Udaghamandalam (Ooty) has been cancelled until further notice due to major breaches in the track at two places.

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