Date: 31 Mar 2015

Due to the ongoing flood situation in J&K, potable water was not available in many locations of Baramula. On 30 Mar 15, Army sent water bowsers to Sheri and Microwave Colony, Baba Reshi Road, Baramula to provide the much needed resource.



The incessant rains caused heavy land slides in the upper reaches of many areas in Kashmir. On 30 Mar 15, the Army rescued land slide victims in the higher reaches of Bandipore, J&K and moved them to safety.



Due to incessant rains and rising levels of water above danger levels at Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh, Indian Army was formally requisitioned for aid to civil authorities for floods for Srinagar Dist from Civil Administration on the evening of 30 Mar 15. The Army has placed 20 Flood Relief Columns ready to react and deploy at short notice. In addition various flood relief stores and equipment have been sidestepped and 30 BAUTS (Boat Assault Universal Type) have been kept ready for deployment at short notice. BAUTS have been shifted from Srinagar to South Kashmir and from North Kashmir to Srinagar. The BAUTS have been placed for rescue operations at Pulwama, Kulgam, Baramullah & Khanabal for rescue operations. In addition 11 Army’s rescue BAUTS have been placed at BB Cantt, four at Haft Chinar & four at Tattoo Ground in Srinagar itself.

Engineer Task Forces have also been kept on standby in 15 and 16 Corps area. In addition Water pumps have been placed at Shivpora, Srinagar for de-watering and additional pumps have been placed at BB Cantt for utilizing in flood affected areas at short notice.

A Joint Control Room (JCR) has been established by Army at Badami Bagh Cantt. Officer Representatives have also been provided for JCRs established by Civil Administration at Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla. Emergency Contact Nos of the Army JCR is 2701083.

A house had collapsed at Laten in South Kashmir on 29th Mar. Army's rescue column was immediately dispatched for rescue operation and operations are in progress.

An Army column with JCBs was provided at Baramulla area for flood control operations arising due to flooding.

Army has also undertaken strengthening of weak points on the Anti Flood Bund along Jhelum river at two locations in Sonawar Area.

Continuous vigil of areas along River Jhelum, slide and avalanche prone areas is being maintained.