30 people reach Bangalore from Kashmir

At least 30 people from Karnataka have reached Bangalore from the flood-hit Kashmir while 256 others were shifted to safer locations on Thursday.

The disaster management cell in Bangalore has recorded details of over 660 people from the State so far. According to Gaurav Gupta, secretary, Revenue Department, over 80 people travelled to Delhi from the Srinagar airport.

“As many as 200 people from Karnataka are at the Raj Bhavan helipad, many of whom will be sent to Delhi by Army planes from the Air Force station. Lack of communication lines is hindering the evacuation and rescue operation as mobile phone signals are available only at certain locations,” Gupta added.

Karnataka’s Special Representative in New Delhi C S Nadagouda said that as many as 29 people from Karnataka were rescued from Kashmir and brought to the Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi. They will be flown to Bangalore soon.

Rescue teams were carrying sim cards of different service providers in a bid to establish communication from the stranded places. At least 400 people from Karnataka are estimated to be still stranded in the flood-ravaged Kashmir, he said.

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