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Lessons from the floods

Hundreds of people from the cities are driving down either to the nearest river bridges or to the Mahanadi barrages at Naraj and Munduli in Cuttack district to watch the awesome sight.

patna Updated: Sep 23, 2008 00:12 IST
Soumyajit Pattnaik

The city-dweller’s ultimate thrills — calamities that do not touch them.

Now for the residents of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, floods have emerged as the biggest show.

Hundreds of people from the cities are driving down either to the nearest river bridges or to the Mahanadi barrages at Naraj and Munduli in Cuttack district to watch the awesome sight.

There is ample parking space also for their vehicles.

At almost every home in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, a familiar advice may greet you: “Go and watch the floods. You may not have watched something like this before and you may not get to see such a ferocious sight in many years to come.”