Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed deep concern over the flood situation in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and said his office is working with local authorities to provide assistance.
“Deeply concerned by the flood situation in Varanasi. PMO is closely monitoring the situation & is in touch with local authorities,” he tweeted.
“NDRF teams are present at Varanasi for rescue & relief work. The MP office there is working round the clock to provide all assistance,” he said in another tweet.
As per reports, the water level has been increasing by 1 cm per hour in areas around Varanasi and about 15 cm rise in the water level in a day was seen yesterday till evening. There are reports of waterlogging in Varanasi.