Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in talks with the Kerala Chief Minister Pinaryi Vijayan to discuss flood situation in the state. Modi also urged the Defence Ministry to kick up the rescue and relief operations across the state.
“Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan again this morning. We discussed the flood situation in the state. Have asked Defence Ministry to further step up the rescue and relief operations across the state. Praying for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala,” he tweeted.
Kerala has been witnessing incessant rain since past few days, causing flooding and landslide in the state. So far, at least 67 people have lost their lives in the havoc.
As the flood situation continues to grow worse in the state, rising level of water in Muttom Metro Yard area led to the suspension of train services at Kochi Metro on Thursday. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus services have also been stopped from Chamarajanagar district for Tamil Nadu’s Ooty and Kerala’s Kochi.