150 families shifted as 7 sluice gates of Kaliasot dam opened

BHOPAL : It was for the second time within a month that people were busy in shifting their soaked household belongings in low lying areas which were inundated due to incessant rain on Sunday. Last time, it was on July 9 and now it is August 7.

Kaliasot River swelled drastically posing danger for the new construction on the banks in Kolar region. There are many builders who have constructed multi-stories on the river bank. Even NGT had banned the construction on the river bed.

Many people were shifted for safer place from low-lying region after opening the Kaliasot Dam as water level increased in Kalisot River.  Similarly, 35 slums dwellers were shifted in Damkheda by the BMC administration.  The BMC administration also made arrangement of food packets and potable water for flood affected families.

MLA Rameshwar Sharma said, “So far we have shifted 150 families but if one or two more gates of Kaliasot Dam are opened, then 250 families will have to be shifted. We have shifted families in schools building and made arrangement of food and potable water.  These were low-lying areas so there was flood like situation. So we shifted the families.”

Low lying areas were inundated posing problems for the people in Habibganj under-bridge, colonies along Nishatpura railway line, Nehru Nagar, Lalghati, Ayodhya Bypass Road, Karond, Bhopal Talkies, Bharat Talkies, Mahamai Ka Bag, Safia College, and Bagsewania. Mayor Alok Sharma and BMC commissioner Chhavi Bharadwaj convened a meeting of officials to take stock of flood like situation in Bhopal.

Families of the said residential colonies were busy in shifting their household items since Saturday night in knee-deep water.  They shifted cars to safer place.

It was just like a traffic jam like condition as people thronged to enjoy the Upper Lake. Similarly, traffic jam like condition prevailed just because of rain. Potholed roads have been additional problems in rainy day in the state capital. Alert has been issued for heavy rain over Bhopal in the next 24 hours. Seven sluice gates of Kaliasot Dam while four sluice gates of Bhadbhada Dam were opened on Sunday.

The district administration has declared holiday in all government and private schools after an alert for heavy rain was issued by meteorological department.

As far temperature was concerned, there was drop of 4 degree Celsius in day temperature. Bhopal recorded 24.3°C which was 5°C below normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 23.0°C which was normal. On Saturday, daytime temperature was 28.5°C.

Chouhan embarks on excursion in city

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan visited Kewan Dam with his wife Sadhna Singh Chauhan and others after incessant rain lashed the state capital on Sunday. He had returned from Shahdol and visited various dams to enjoy the weather turned pleasant by the showers.

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