Kerala rains continued to batter the state on Thursday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held an emergency meeting and issued a statement.
The situation is grave, and most villages have been affected, the statement said. Water levels are likely to rise further. The CM asked people on banks of Periyar, Chalakkudy rivers need to be vigilant.
Rail and road transport have been severely affected. Southern railway has stopped train services in many parts of Kerala. In many places, railway stations and tracks are flooded.
The train service between Angamaly and Aluva has been stopped for a while. A passenger train running between these two stations has been cancelled. Many long-distance trains are running late by hours. The railway has rescheduled and partially cancelled many trains.
Trains coming from other states has been stopped at border districts such as Palakkad.
Mobility in many districts has been hit with most roads being inundated. A large number of interior roads were also flooded. Roads that take one to the neighbouring districts have also been flooded making the vehicular movement a risky affair.
Kerala State Road Transport Service (KSRTC) has been affected in many districts. KSRTC has stopped services to Wayanad from Calicut town.
First Published: IST