Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag today said the forces would continue to work through “day and night” to render relief to the affected people in Kashmir.
He said the flood situation in Kashmir is “improving” and stressed upon the need to supply affected people with food, water and medicine.
In the state capital to oversee the massive rescue exercise launched by the Army, he expressed confidence that situation will improve “quite a lot” in two to three days.
“It (situation) is improving. Water level is receding. I was here three days back and from then to now the water level has come down four to five feet or six feet at some places. So things are improving,” he told reporters.
Suhag, however, emphasised on the need to carry relief material to the rescued people.
“What is required is we need to supply food, water and medicine to people who need that,” he said, adding that Army was taking full care of people under its watch and augmented its medical facilities to meet the challenge.
He said the road network within the valley would be motorable for lighter vehicles by tomorrow and the broken-down communication network be restored to a large extent in two to three days.
Army had rescued close to 50,000 people by this morning, he added.