Bhopal: Torrential rain hits state, throws life out of gear

Bhopal: Torrential rains across the state on Thursday inundated low-lying areas, threw road traffic out of gear and generally affected normal life. Scores of river, rivulets and nullahs are in spate; submerging culverts and bridges. However, movement of trains remained unaffected and there were no reports of casualties from any part of the state.

Overflowing rivers and culverts brought traffic on standstill in many parts of the state. Raisen has been cut-off from Bhopal, Sagar and Vidisha. The Bhopal-Sagar and Bhopal-Jabalpur roads are closed for traffic for the past 12 hours. This has broken the state capital’s road connectivity with Kanpur and Allahabad.

An overflowing nullah near the famous Dargah of Raisen has blocked the Bhopal-Sagar road. The Bhopal-Jabalpur highway is closed because the Reechan River is flowing above the bridge near Bareli. The overflowing Kauda nullah has forced the closure of the Raisen-Vidisha route for over 30 hours now.

Several villages in the Rajgarh district have been cut off due to flooding of Kayee River. The district has recorded 99.9 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The water of Newaj and Utawali Rivers are flowing just a couple of feet below the railway bridge.

The traffic on Bhopal-Vidisha road has come to a complete standstill, with the Betwa River overflowing. The road is closed for the past 18 hours. Around 3 inches of rainfall was recorded in Sehore in the last three hours. In the last 24 hours, 44 mm rainfall was recorded in Bhopal while Khajuraho recorded 47.2 mm.

Rivers may rise rapidly in parts of MP, Chh’garh

Water levels in rivers in east Madhya Pradesh, north Chhattisgarh and east Rajasthan may rise rapidly due to “heavy to very heavy” and “extremely heavy” rain on Friday and Saturday, the water resources ministry has warned. Rivers may also rise in parts of west Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, north Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat due to “heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places”, it said. “Due to this, rivers in Sone basin, Southern Ganga tributaries between Allahabad and Ballia, basins of Ken, Betwa, Chambal, Mahi, Sabarmati and Narmada are likely to rise rapidly,” the ministry said in a statement. The rainfall is likely to decrease from Sunday onwards, it added. PTI

Weatherman warns of heavy downpour

The met office has issued warning for heavy rains in Katni, Umaria, Shahdol, Panna, Damoh, Jabapur, Anuppur, Dindori, Chhattarpur, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Badwani, Khargone, Khandwa and Burhanpur districts. The weatherman said that it may rain up to 200 mm in Neemuch, Ujjain, Ratlam, Mandsaur and Agar district over the next 24 hours. Dewas, Indore and Khandwa may receive up to 115 mm rainfall.

Sehore receives 3 inches rainfall in 3 hrs

Major rivers in spate, road links severed

Bhopal-Sagar, Bhopal-Jabalpur roads closed for traffic for last 12 hours

Bhopal-Vidisha closed for last 18 hours; Raisen-Vidisha route closed for 30-hr

Bhopal road connectivity to Kanpur and Allahabad severed

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