Bengluru: Despite assurances from officials that tourists from Bengaluru are safe in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, their families continue to spend sleepless nights in the city and their worry was only compounded on Monday when all telecommunication links snapped in the valley, cutting it off from the rest of the country. Union fertilisers and chemicals minister, Ananth Kumar , who is said to be in close touch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rescue effort, visited Mr Venkat Narayan on Monday noon accompanied by MLA, R. Ashok of Padmanabha Nagar constituency to offer words of comfort to the worried family.
Mr Narayan Gambhir, a close aide of Mr Ananth Kumar said a delegation would be leaving on Tuesday for Srinagar. “Mr Ananth Kumar is in constant touch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the rescue Kannadigas from the city stranded in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added. “According to our information the water level is coming down in Jammu and Kashmir and the pilgrims staying in hotels and lodge are safe. By Tuesday evening the family members will hear good news,” he promised.