Authorities put Hadauti region on alert after flood-like situation

  • Aabshar H Quazi, Hindustan Times, Kota
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2015 10:52 IST
Water is relased from nine floodgates of Kota barrage into the Chambal river after heavy rainfall in Hadauti region on Sunday. (AH Zaidi/ HT Photo)

Flood-like situation prevailed in the low- lying areas of Jhalawar district even as an alert was sounded by the administration in Hadauti, including Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar and Kota districts, following heavy rains, Kota divisional commissioner Omkar Singh said.

Several rivers, including the Kali Sindh, Parvati, Parwan, Aahu, Kali Khar, Chambal and their associate rivers, in the Hadauti region are in spate triggering intense water-logging and disruption of road links. Low-lying areas in Jhalawar district are also reported to be waterlogged.

Jhalawar district collector Bishnu Charan Mallick, however, said there was no flood-like situation in Jhalawar. “Actually, the connecting roads to some villages in certain tehsils of Jhalawar and low-lying areas in certain areas of the district have been inundated following overflowing rivers and heavy rain from last three days,” he said.

Around 100 people in the low lying areas in Jhalarapatan have been evacuated and shifted to safer habitations due to the overflow of the Kali Sindh river, he said adding that 25 people were still stranded on a hill in Changeri region near Gagron area of the district due to the overflowing Kali Sindh and Aahu rivers.

“A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team along with police rescue teams is trying to evacuate the stranded persons,” he said. Police said around 35 stranded persons in Dhanwada were rescued by rescue teams on Sunday afternoon, while 60 passengers on a roadways bus, who were stranded on a bridge over the overflowing Chandrabhaga river in Jhalawar on Saturday midnight, were also rescued.

The district has received around 100 mm of rainfall over the last three days.

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