Jammu floods updates: Army constructs make-shift bridges

Jammu floods updates: Rain wanes, UN to aid in relief operations
Srinagar, Sept 9: Rains have waned in Jammu and Kashmir after five days of incessant pouring. The weather agencies have predicted respite from heavy rain over the next three days, said a NDTV report.

The rescue operations, carried out by army and airforce, will be now scaled up. Reports suggest that thousands are still stranded at various parts of the state which is witnessing the worst ever floods in 50 years as river Jhelum over-flowed due to heavy rainfall. The prime minister has called it a "national-level disaster' and has announced a relief of Rs 1000 Cr for the state. 

These are the state helpline numbers: Delhi J&K House - 011 24611210 and 24611108; Srinagar - 0194-2452138; Jammu - 0191-2560401.

Follow the updates here:

8:18 pm: Weather conditions improving in J-K

8:13 pm: Army restores road link to Kashmir via Leh

7:00 pm: Emergency Army Helpline:(+91) 011-23019831 · (+91) 011-23322045
Home Ministry Helpline:(+91) 011-23093054 · (+91) 011-23092763
NDRF Control Room:(+91) 011-26107953 · (+91) 0-9711077372

6:00 pm: 459 tonnes of aid airdropped

5.30 pm: Army jawans have constructed make-shift bridges to restore road links in Poonch area in Jammu and Kashmir.

4.40 pm: Union Home Secretary asks Jammu and Kashmir government to post the list of the rescued people on its website

3:33 pm: Korean couple among 310 rescued from Srinagar

3:30 pm: Odisha CM offers Rs 5 Cr to Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar and Maharashtra governments offer Rs 10 Cr each

3:00 pm: Srinagar-Leh National Highway, connecting flood-hit Kashmir with Ladakh, restored for vehicular traffic: Army

1:55 pm: Train service to resume soon as Indian Railways restores tracks on Jammu-Udhampur-Katra line.

1.00 pm: IAF deploys 61 aircraft, including 30 choppers, for rescue and relief operation in flood hit J&K.

12:15 pm: Connectivity between Poonch, Rajouri to be re-established today

12:10 pm: Water level recedes by 4 feet in flood hit Srinagar

11:30 am: Around 1000 people are trapped in a marriage hall in Kanyakadal, Srinagar; Water level is about 12 ft and they are without food or water, says Headlines Today

10:15 am: 150 tonnes of ration sent to jammu and Kashmir

10:10 am: Army deploys 2015 columns in the state; 65 medical, 15 engineer task forces at work

9:40 am: 7 lakh stranded in Srinagar, says reports

9:30 am: Senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad laud PM Narendra Modi for his prompt action and quick response.

9:00 am: United Nations ready to aid in the relief operations

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