Rain soaked MP: Indore, Hoshangabad, Ujjain to get heavy rainfall

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2015 11:05 IST
Road on NH 69 near Budhni swept away on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall. (Mahendra Thakur/HT)

Heavy rainfall for the fourth consecutive day has thrown life in some parts of Madhya Pradesh out of gear. Southwestern parts of Madhya Pradesh remained the worst hit even as rescue operations are on to evacuate people from the inundated areas.

District administrations along with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have started evacuating people from low-lying areas too where chances of flood are high.

Meanwhile, the meteorological department has said that similar conditions would prevail over the state for the next three to four days. Indore, Hoshangabad and Ujjain divisions are likely to receive heavy rainfall in next 24 hours, the weatherman has warned.

The Met has also predicted that heavy rainfall along with thundershowers would occur at most of the places in the three divisions.

Bhopal, Jabalpur and Shahdol division may witness light to medium rainfall in next 24 hours.

Kshipra river in spate

Due to the incessant rain, the Kshipra river has swollen and has also entered in renowned Mahakaleshwar Temple. Several other temples in the district are already under water.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 people were evacuated and shifted to three relief camps in Ujjain district on Tuesday. Around 125 passengers were also rescued from near Ninawad in Shajapur district on Tuesday as two buses were stranded due to heavy rainfall.

Rescue operations were also launche to look for the three children, who were swept away by the rainwater at Khandarbarh village in Sehore.

Work on war-footing to restore road networks

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday directed that work should be undertaken on a war-footing to restore vehicular movement and power supply in the districts affected by the excessive rain.

He has asked the administration to ensure timely relief reaches affected people.

Chouhan reviewed the flood-like situation and reviewed the disaster management arrangements in the state on Tuesday.

Helpline 1192

A Helpline 1192 has been launched where people can provide information on flood and other related issues. Information regarding water-logging and flood can be also given on 0755-2540500 of CM House and CM Helpline 181. Emergency operational centres have been set up in all 51 districts, in which 4,800 personnel have been engaged

As many as 110 rescue teams and 185 boats have been kept ready. So far, 836 persons have been rescued in 22 flood incidents across the state. Traffic has been disrupted at some places in Vidisha, Raisen, Shajapur, Sehore and Dewas districts due to water-logging.

Rainfall figures

Khandwa 87mm

Dhar 49 mm

Raisen 25 mm

Guna 24 mm

Ratlam 5 mm

Bhopal 2.0 mm

Indore 1.7 mm

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