Life limps back to normalcy in rain-ravaged state capital

Bhopal: Post the torrential rain, life limped back to normalcy in Bhopal on Sunday. It was a big relief for people that it did not rain during the day so all household belongings soaked in rain water were spread in open for drying up in various colonies. Disrupted power supply hit the piped-water supply in various colonies so people had to struggle to fetch the drinking water in the morning.

Besides, mud, filth and silts accumulated after the heavy rains have posed another big problem in various colonies particularly in low lying areas.

Most of the city roads have been completely worn off as not only bitumen layer has been washed off but also roads got cracks and potholes and commuters had to face problems while driving.

Residents of various colonies had to remove the deposition of sand, filth, silts from their campus. Water-logging has receded in colonies but problems did not ease out.

These colonies include Karond, Kotra, Mahamai ka Bag, Ginnori, Shahpura (sector-C), Chuna Bhatti, Kolar, Misrod, Radhakunj, Ayodhya By-pass, Ashoka Garden, Kampu ka Bag, Pushpa Nagar (80ft Road), Aishbag, Jathkhedi, Chhatrasal Nagar, Karamvir Nagar, Nizamuddin Colony, Sonagiri, Kalpana Nagar, Ganpati Enclave (Kolar).

Residents of said colonies were busy in siphoning the rainwater and taking out the wet household items on rooftops of the buildings for drying.

However, they had to face brunt of disruption of water supply with cracking the dawn.

District collector Nishant Warbade has constituted 40 survey teams which have been told to submit report within three days about excessive rain-hit families.  ADM Ratnakar Jha has been made in-charge to redress the grievances.

District administration has made 14 relief camps in various areas – Higher Secondary School, Rajiv Nagar (TT Nagar), Community Hall, Kotra Sultanabad, Sardar Patel School and Primary School, Panchsheel Nagar -ward no. 47, Shanti School, Arjun Nagar (Piplani-Govindpura), Shanti School, Satnami Nagar (Govindpura), Utthan Bhavan, Garib Nagar and Shankar Nagar (Govindpura), Saraswati Vidhya Mandir (sector-2 Govindpura), Primary School, Ren-Basera, Chandbad, Dwarka Nagar (Govindpura), Eco-Green Park (Ayodhya By-pass Govindpura), Government  High School, Bhanpur (Govindpura), Girls School, Station area-ward no-39, Aryan School ward no-35 (MP Nagar), Government School, Bagmugalia ward no-55 (MP Nagar), Swastik Grand flat-ward no-53 (MP Nagar).

Mayor rushes youth crushed under rubbles of wall to hospital

Mayor Alok Sharma took a Telagana resident youth to Chirayu Hospital for treatment. He has been identified as Kismat Ali who was coming from main railway station but stray dogs charged him so he had to take shelter near a wall which collapsed over him. Someone informed the call centre and immediately team led by the mayor swung into action and rescued the injured and admitted him in Chirayu Hospital.

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