Heavy rains paralyse life disrupt road connectivity

 Road connectivity between several places snapped as rivers overflow  Heavy to very heavy rainfall activity to continue for next couple of days,

BHOPAL : The torrential rains disrupted road connectivity paralysing normal life all over the state. The road connectivity between Bhopal –Sagar, Raisen-Vidisha, Sagar, and Bareli was snapped due to torrential rains in the last 24 hours. The Vidisha Road was submerged under eight feet water after Kodi and Phungeswar rivers swelled.

The heavy rain alert has been issued for Guna, Jabalpur, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Hoshangabad, Balaghat, Bhopal, Mandala, Agar, Raisen, Sagar, Dewas, Indore, Shajapur, Ujjain, Dindori, Khandwa districts within the next 24 hours.

The heavy rain warning has also been given for Khandwa, Khargone, Dhar, Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Damoh, Dindori, Umaria and Ashok Nagar districts.

Thousands of people have been affected by the heavy monsoon rains in Balaghat and other areas of Madhya Pradesh. The low-lying areas are completely inundated and at least 300 villages have been affected by the floods. As per the meteorological department, low pressure area is lying over north-east Madhya Pradesh and the trough line is also passing through north-east Madhya Pradesh. These two systems are very strong and it is likely to rain heavily all over the state with rainfall activity to continue for the next couple of days.

9.4cm in Bhopal

Bhopal has so far recorded a rainfall of 104cm during the current monsoon season till Sunday evening and inching toward the normal rainfall mark of 109 cm. The state capital recorded 5.4cm rainfall till Sunday morning while 4cm was recorded throughout the day with which total rainfall till Sunday evening reached 9.4cm during the 24 hours.

At other places in the state, Begumganj recorded 16cm rainfall in the last 24 hours followed by Dindori which recorded 11cm rainfall and Patan recorded 9cm rain fall. Chachora and Ganjbasoda each recorded 8cm while Khandwa, Narsingpur recorded 7cm rainfall. Seven sluice gates of Kalisot Dam and four Bhadbhada sluice gates have been opened.

Holiday declared for
Collector Nishant Warwade on Sunday declared Monday as holiday for all the government and private schools in the district. The decision was taken in view of the torrential rainfall which lashed the city intermittently throughout Sunday. According to the weatherman the incessant rain would continue for the next couple of days which led to the collector declaring the holiday for school students.

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