Even as OIL described the current status of the well as “flowing gas uncontrollably”, so far, 2,500 people from about 650 families from nearby areas have been evacuated and put in three relief camps set up at schools
With the government allowing unfettered movement of goods and persons within states, more vehicles were out on the roads, leading to snarls in many cities, even though public transport remained skeletal.
On Monday, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Guwahati, predicted heavy rainfall in the Northeastern region for the next five days, issuing a red warning (extremely heavy rainfall) in Kokrajhar, Baksa and Chirang districts for the next two days.
All major airlines such as IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet, Air Asia and others operated 30% of their regular schedules between destinations, strictly adhering to the safety protocols set by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
The Uncle’s Home Delivery initiative was launched a month ago, with choir members converting their 800-square-feet practice hall in Shillong to a ‘warehouse’ out of which groceries are supplied to more than 500 families
From an 18-month-old with a heart condition to a 76-year-old man with cancer, a group of 150 made it back to Guwahati after a four-day-long journey from Mumbai. On Thursday, seven of them tested positive.