Bridges, rly tracks submerged in western MP; passengers stranded

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2015 22:38 IST
Ujjain received 319 mm rainfall during last 36 hours that submerged temples alongside the Kshipra River in the temple town of MP. (HT photo)

Heavy rainfall for past 36 hours has thrown life out of gear in western Madhya Pradesh.

Torrential rain brought big relief for the farmers as their dying crops got new lease of life, but it submerged most of the bridges over the rivers and railway tracks disrupting connectivity between major towns and cities leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.

Ujjain district received highest 319 mm rainfall (more than 12 inch) during last 36 hours that submerged temples alongside the Kshipra River in temple town of Madhya Pradesh. It put brakes on traffic in the city due to waterlogging. Indore and Ujjain district collectors announced holidays in schools from class nursery to class 12th.

UJJAIN: With 319 mm (more than 12inch) rainfall in past 24 hours, Ujjain district not only broken all-time record for rainfall in 24 hours, but almost recorded its monthly quota of rainfall for July (330.8 mm).

According to the information, previous highest all-time 24-hour rainfall was 192.5 mm recorded on July 9, 2007. Meanwhile, life in the temple town got disrupted due to the heavy downpour and it forced officials to perform special pooja at Kshipra river ghat pleasing rain-god to stop downpour.

After receiving 12 inch rainfall during last 36 hours, administration opened two sluice gate of Gambhir dam. Heavy rainfall disrupted rail traffic as most of the trains passing through Ujjain were delayed by an hour.

KHANDWA: Khandwa got some relief from humidity and heat as spells of light showers continued in the city from Saturday night. Khandwa received 231.0 mm of rainfall this year which is 87.24 mm less than the rainfall of previous year.

RATLAM: Ratlam district received 111.4 mm (more than four inch) rainfall during last 36 hours.

KHARGONE: Though, Khargone district received just one inch rainfall during last 24 hours, heavy rainfall in adjoining districts increased water level in Narmada and Kunda river in the district. Showers helped to revive kharif crop on more than one lakh hectare land.

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