Relief from heavy rains in MP, relief works on

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Relief from heavy rains in MP, relief works on

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Rainfall creating havoc has taken breather in the state but only after damaging and making situation worse at several places in the state.

All small and big rivers including Narmada, Shipra, Kalisindh, Chambal have swollen and many villages of Indore, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Dhar, Barwani districts have turned into islands.

Eight people were washed away after a pond burst in Bahadur Pada village of Jhabua on Sunday, 3 bodies have been found.

Another strong system is forming in the Bay of Bengal. Due to its activation, there are chances of heavy rain again in the state from September 22.

Two more gates of Bargi Dam were closed in Jabalpur on Monday. Water is still being released into Narmada by keeping the three gates of the dam open for half a metre. On Friday, 13 gates of Bargi Dam were opened.

Holiday was declared in schools and Anganwadis of

Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam and Mandsaur districts.

Mortakka Bridge on Indore-Khandwa Highway has been damaged due to floods in Narmada River. Flood water continued to flow up to 10 feet on the 900 meter long bridge.

Indore-Khandwa road is closed for two days. NHAI Indore Project Director Sumesh Banjal said that the engineering college team will investigate the condition of the bridge. Vehicular movement will start after repairs.

Due to heavy rains for 6 days, 15 districts have come out of the red zone. At present Bhopal, Guna, Ashoknagar, Damoh, Satna, Rewa, Sidhi and Singrauli districts are included in the Red Zone. Bhopal, Damoh and Singrauli are on the verge of exiting the Red Zone.

Madhya Pradesh came out of the drought situation due to extremely heavy rains across the state for the last three days. So far, an average of 35.33 inches of rain has fallen, whereas it should have been 35.64 inches.

Indore, Ujjain, Dhar, Jhabua, Alirajpur, Barwani, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Khargone, Katni, Raisen, Chhindwara, Seoni, Niwari, Dewas, Ratlam, Bhind, Sheopur Kalan, Harda, Betul and Anuppur districts have received more than normal rainfall.

Tikamgarh, Jabalpur, Mandla, Dindori, Shivpuri, Sagar, Agar-Malwa, Morena and Shahdol districts have received more than 90 percent rainfall than normal.

Satna, Ashoknagar, Rewa and Sidhi districts have received the least rainfall.

Moderate to heavy rain would be witnessed in Neemuch, Mandsaur and Ratlam. Light rain would be witnessed in Jhabua, Alirajpur, Dhar, Barwani, Khargone, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Shivpuri, Morena, Anuppur, Rewa, Sidhi and Singrauli.

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