Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Gujarat to conduct aerial survey of the flood situation in his home state.
PM Modi’s visit comes in the wake of a request from Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The Prime Minister left for Gujarat after the swearing-in ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind.
Torrential rains caused the Sabarmati river to overflow, causing flood in north Gujarat and Saurashtra. Flooding has affected Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Anand, Patan and parts of Valsad districts.
So far the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with Indian Air Force (IAF) have evacuated more than 25,000 people from various districts submerged in water.
More than 20 highways, 60 roads and train services have taken a hit as they are completely submerged due to water logging.
An extra responsive team of IAF and NDRF has been placed in position if the situation escalates in the state.