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Flood situation eases in Haryana

india Updated: Jul 10, 2010 15:38 IST

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Deluge situation eased in Haryana with the flood water receding gradually in many parts, including worst-hit districts of Ambala and Kurukshetra, in the state.

The flood water is gradually receding and the authorities are focusing on providing relief to the affected people, officials said.

Trains on the Ambala-Delhi rail section were restored and the Ambala-Hisar national highway was opened for light vehicles after a road portion, washed away near Naggal village, was repaired, they said.

The Army plugged the breach in the Satluj Yamuna Link which had flooded areas in Ambala and Kurukshetra districts.

However, in neighbouring Punjab, many areas in Patiala and Sangrur districts are still submerged under water.

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who had visited Ratta Khera Kadma area in Kaithal district on Friday, had ordered a 'Girdawari' (revenue assessment) to assess the loss caused due to the floods.

According to officials, the loss due to the floods was likely to cross Rs 1,000 crore.

Meanwhile, former BJP MP Suresh Chandel, who toured the flood affected areas of Punjab and Haryana, on Saturday demanded the Centre to compensate the loss caused by the floods in the two states.

"Centre should adequately compensate the loss caused by flooding of villages of Punjab and Haryana in a fixed time frame," Chandel told reporters here.

Chandel led a seven-member Kisan Morcha committee to take stock of the flood situation in the two states.

The committee in its preliminary survey has found that 746 villages in Punjab and 296 villages in Haryana were worst affected in the floods, he said.