ye-public-hai-sab-jaanti-hai
Breaking
  • Supreme Court cancels suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs
X
  1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Heavy rain raises flood ALERT in Bihar; Baghmati, Kamala, Gandak river above red mark

Heavy rain raises flood ALERT in Bihar; Baghmati, Kamala, Gandak river above red mark

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asked the disaster management department officials and district magistrates to remain alert for a possible flood situation in view of heavy rainfall in catchment areas of Nepal and Gandak river.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 21, 2020 10:20 IST
Muzaffarpur: A train is stationed on a waterlogged track
Image Source : PTI

Muzaffarpur: A train is stationed on a waterlogged track after heavy rain, in Muzaffarpur, Monday, July 20, 2020. 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asked the disaster management department officials and district magistrates to remain alert for a possible flood situation in view of heavy rainfall in catchment areas of Nepal and Gandak river. 

Heavy rains have lashed several districts including West Champaran, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Muzaffarpur, Vaishali and Saran, raising flood alarm. An official release from the state mentioned that the water level and discharge from river Gandak are expected to increase in view of heavy rainfall in catchment areas of Nepal and Gandak river.

CM Nitish Kumar has instructed the disaster management department officials and the district magistrates (DMs) concerned to ensure evacuation of people living in low lying areas of Gandak river discharge, to higher and safer places, the release said.

Rescue and NDRF Team on standby

Nitish directed the officials to remain prepared for carrying out rescue and relief operations, it said while asking them to extend assistance to those evacuated. All arrangements be ensured for them as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), he said, while making it clear that separate relief centres should be set up for people evacuated from any containment zone.

Such people should be kept separately from the general population affected by floods, he said. He also asked officials to ensure that people must maintain social distancing and wear face masks at the relief centres.

Arrangement of fodder in adequate quantity be made for cattle in areas from where people are being evacuated, the CM said.

Both NDRF and SDRF teams, which have been deployed in various districts, should be kept in alert mode so that they can move quickly in the event of any adverse situation, Kumar said, adding that engineers of water resources department should also remain prepared in order to protect embankments. Meanwhile, the water resources department said in a bulletin that all its embankments are safe. The bulletin, however, did not mention loss of any human life and cattle due to floods.

Baghmati, Kamala, Mahananda above danger level

However, Baghmati river is flowing above danger mark at Dhenga, Sonakhan, Dubbadhar, Kataunjha in Sitamarhi district, Beinbad in Muzaffarpur and Hayaghat in Darbhanga district, the bulletin said. Kamlabalan river is flowing above red mark at two places of Jainagar and Jhanjharpur rail bridge in Madhubani, while Burhi Gandak is above danger mark at Rosera rail bridge in Samastipur district.

Mahananda river is flowing above danger level at two places of Taiyabpur in Kishanganj and Dhangaraghat in Purnea, while river Khiroi is flowing above danger level at Kamtaul and Ekmighat in Darbhanga district, it said.

River Ganga is flowing below danger mark at all locations, including two places in Patna, that is, Gandhi Ghat and Digha from where the water resources department collects the report.

Several low-lying areas in Patna waterlogged

Several streets in Bihar capital were waterlogged due to heavy rain. Similar scenes were witnessed in several towns like Begusarai, Badh, Katihar, Purnea.

(PTI Inputs)

Latest India News

Write a comment