Millions still stranded as rescue ops on

New Delhi,Sept. 1: As millions remain marooned, a high-level team headed by Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar will visit Bihar on Tuesday to oversee rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas.

Increasing the number of its flood relief columns from 21 to 37 in Madhepura, Araria and Supaul districts, the Army has provided six more helicopters to speed up the relief measures.

While 320 boats are already deployed in the flood-hit areas, 197 more are being organised by the Army, Central paramilitary forces and various state governments.