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    Kerala Floods: Tourist, heavy goods vehicles banned in high ranges of Idukki

    By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Kochi, Aug 10: Two more shutters of Idukki dam were opened on Friday which resulted in increasing the water flow into Periyar river to 125 cuses (1,25,000 ltres/sec).

    Kerala Government has imposed a ban on the movement of heavy goods vehicles and tourist vehicles in the high ranges of Idukki. The decision was taken on account of unabated rains in the area.

    The government has deployed AN 32, two MI 17 and one ALH aircraft of the Air Force and one ALH helicopter each of the Navy and Coast Guard in rescue and relief operations. The Government has ensured the availability of a C17 aircraft if a need arises.

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed District Collectors to hire necessary number of bulldozers, generators and lights. The officials were instructed to provide food, water, clothes and toilet facilities for the people staying in relief camps. The service of doctors has been ensured in the camps.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the state. PM has offered all possible assistance to those affected.

    Landslide in Idukki

    Landslide in Idukki

    Fire Services personnel rescue a child following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Idukki, Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2019. (PTI Photo)

    Damaged properties

    Damaged properties

    People inspect a damaged car following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Idukki, Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018.

     Floods damage house

    Floods damage house

    Land near a house is seen washed away following a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, at Vythiri in Wayanad district of Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. (PTI Photo)

     Flash flood

    Flash flood

    Roof of a house collapses following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Kodencheri in Kozhikode district of Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. (PTI Photo)

    Road crumbles

    Road crumbles

    A section of Nilambur- Karad road is seen washed away following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Malappuram in Kerala on Thursday, August 09, 2018. (PTI Photo)

    Temple submerged in Kochi

    Temple submerged in Kochi

    Aluva Mahadeva Temple is seen submerged in the water following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Kochi in Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. (PTI Photo)

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