Rainfall disrupts life in parts of MP; showers to continue

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2015 21:48 IST
In Begamganj tehsil of Raisen district, about a dozen villages remained cut off as local rivulet Semri was on spate on Saturday following heavy rains. (HT)

Routine life remained hit in parts of state as moderate to heavy rainfall continued. The eastern and central districts where rain is being experience since last four days were the most hit. In many other parts, including Bhopal, rainfall started on Friday night.

The showers are expected to continue for two more days though the intensity would decrease, the MeT office has said.

Vehicular traffic was hit in many places in Raisen, Vidisha and Sagar districts on Friday as bridges and culverts submerged in low lying areas. The roads however started to open by Saturday afternoon.

In Begamganj tehsil of Raisen district, about a dozen villages remained cut off as local rivulet Semri was on spate, sources said. A kutcha house crumbled in Begumganj town, but no loss of life or injuries were reported.

"The rainfall has certainly hit routine life, but it was needed because of agriculture reasons," Naeem Khan of Begumganj said.

In Bhopal, rain hit late on Friday night and light to moderate showers continued on Saturday till filing of this report. People enjoyed the weekend weather.

"During last ten days or so it was very hot and humid so the rainfall is more than welcome," Pratyusha Agrawal, an engineering student said. As much as 38mm of rainfall was recorded in the district during past 24 hours, the MeT centre records said.

The director of Regional Meteorological Centre, Anupam Kashyapi said that a low pressure area was active over northeast MP and was moving towards Rajasthan.

"There would be good rainfall for next two days. The rain intensity would decrease in east MP from Sunday and in west MP from Monday," he said. The rainfall activity would be poor in Indore and Ujjain divisions and Harda district, he said.

Heavy showers
During the past 24 hours, ending at 8.30am on Saturday, Rajgarh received heaviest showers and recorded 15 cm of rainfall, Gadarwara recorded 10 cm, Kolaras, Morena and Sambalgarh - 9cm each, Udaipura, Ishagarh and Ajaygarh - 7cm, Satna, Khajuraho, Panna, Malajkhand received 6cm of rainfall each.

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