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Rajasthan: Heavy rains inundate roads, wash out rail tracks in Nagaur district

A few places in Nagaur, Baran, Jaipur, Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Sikar, Alwar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts have recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall till Saturday morning.  

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Jaipur Published on: July 31, 2021 16:32 IST
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In Nagaur district, rainwater washed away the railway tracks between Gudha and Govindi Marwar junction on Saturday which affected trains movement for a few hours. Bhopal-Jodhpur special train was diverted due to restoration works.

 

Widespread rainfall was recorded in eastern parts of Rajasthan inundating roads in many places and washing out railway tracks Gudha and Govindi Marwar station in Jodhpur division.

A few places in Nagaur, Baran, Jaipur, Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Sikar, Alwar, Jhunjhunu and Churu districts have recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall till Saturday morning.

A maximum of 304 mm rainfall was recorded in Baran, followed by Niwai in Tonk where 192 mm of rains were recorded.

Several roads were inundated in Jaipur, Dausa, Tonk, Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Dholpur and Baran.

Jaipur district's Chaksu, Narayna, Maujmabad and Sambhar received 168 mm, 167 mm, 162 mm and 142 mm of rains respectively. Dudu, Phagi, Phulera and Jaipur airport (Sanganer) and Amber recorded 135 mm, 123 mm, 122 mm, 77.3 mm and 67 mm of rains respectively.

In Nagaur district, rainwater washed away the railway tracks between Gudha and Govindi Marwar junction on Saturday which affected trains movement for a few hours. Bhopal-Jodhpur special train was diverted due to restoration works.

The track was restored after a few hours, a North West Railway spokesperson said.

The Meteorological Department has issued a 'red alert', warning of very heavy to very heavy rain (more than 115.6 mm) at one or two places in Baran, Jhalwar districts on Saturday.

An 'Orange Alert' for heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for one or two places in Jaipur, Ajmer, Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Kota and Baran districts.

For Karauli, Udaipur, Pratapgarh, Nagaur and Pali districts, a 'yellow alert has been issued warning of heavy rain.

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