More than 53,000 people were relocated while over 3,000 stranded in far-flung villages and towns were rescued by the NationalDisaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, Army, Border Security Force and the Indian Air Force.
Dantiwada in Banaskantha remained the worst-hit with a whopping 463 mm rainfall, followed by Palanpur (380 mm), Vadgam (357 mm), Amirgadh (337 mm) and Lakhani (305 mm). Two people - a mother and daughter - were killed in Udaipur as Army and Air Force contingents rushed in to help with flood relief work in both Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced a Rs 200 crore initial package for the immediate fix of national highways damaged in the flood-hit state, the English daily reported.
Though the entire state is facing a continuous rain onslaught, the situations has turned alarmingly serious with the North Gujarat districts of Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Patan being inundated by heavy and continuous rains over the last 48 hours.More news: Court: Former VW executive to plead guilty in emissions scandal
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Khariya was among 30 villages where an alert had been sounded after water level in the Banas river swelled due to influx of water from the dams following heavy downpour. With the Meteorological department issuing a warning of extremely heavy rains in pockets in North Gujarat, the rescue operations is likely to be hampered.
"Following a request from the state, more NDRF teams and six additional boats have been sent to Gujarat".
Incessant rain has thrown normal life out of gear in several areas in the three districts of otherwise parched Rajasthan, hitting road and rail transport.
In Ahmedabad, over 50 families were evacuated to safer places from the low-lying areas of the Sabarmati river, which cuts through the middle of the city. The Rajkot-Ahmedabad national highway is also closed due to water-logging. The situation in the state has intensified in recent days by heavy rain Monday and Tuesday were evacuated about 36 000 people.
With scores now dead in monsoon floods across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to fly over Gujarat later Tuesday to inspect the devastation, officials said.