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Rain continues in Nasik; Godavari in spate

Godavari crossed the danger mark on Sunday night and 530 residents have been moved to safer places.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2006 10:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Incessant rains continued on Monday in the district, forcing the Irrigation Department to release 1.5 lakh cusecs of water from Gangapur, Darna, Palkhed and Alandi dams, resulting in increase in the water level of Godavari river.

The Godavari had crossed the danger markon Sundaynight and 530 residents from Saykheda, Kalegaon and Chandori villages in Niphad taluka of the district have been moved to safer places by the authorities, Nasik collector S Chokkalingam said.

More were expected to be shifted during the day, he added.

The Nasik-Niphad road has been closed due to inundation and traffic has been diverted.

Traffic on the Trimbakeshwar-Javhar road was moving at snail's pace, he said adding that an alert has been sounded for those in catchment areas.

First Published: Aug 07, 2006 10:58 IST