New Delhi. Many states of the country including Gujarat, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh), Uttar Pradesh (UP) received heavy rains on Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast an increase in rainfall activity in Haryana, Rajasthan and western Uttar Pradesh from September 16. Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in at least four states of the country in the next 3-4 days, according to data released from the office on Tuesday.
A statement issued by the Meteorological Department on Tuesday said heavy to very heavy rains were forecast in Chhattisgarh, Ganges, West Bengal and Inner Orissa on September 1. The department says that after this the rainfall will decrease a bit. Heavy to very heavy rains are likely in Konkan, North Central Maharashtra, Gujarat, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh in the next 3-4 days. Besides, heavy rains are expected in eastern and western Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Wednesday.
Gujarat: More than 200 people have been rescued in Rajkot, Jamnagar
Rajkot and Jamnagar districts of Gujarat have received heavy rains in the last two hours and more than 200 people trapped in the floods have been rescued and more than 20,000,000 people have been evacuated in both the districts. Officials provided this information. Newly-appointed Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Tuesday visited the flood-hit areas of Jamnagar district and assured help to the flood victims.
He said that apart from a national highway in Jamnagar, one state highway passing through Rajkot, Jamnagar and Junagadh districts of Saurashtra region was closed due to floods, which affected traffic. He said many villages were cut off from the road after heavy rains.
Heavy rains in Kolkata and suburbs, waterlogging on main roads
Heavy rains lashed Kolkata and other districts of South Bengal on Tuesday. The meteorological department said in a bulletin that moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms lashed parts of Kolkata and adjoining districts during the day – North 24 Parganas, South 2 Par Parganas, Harwada and Hughli. There was waterlogging in various parts of the metropolis, including Sector 5 in Salt Lake, making it difficult for people to reach their destinations. Due to the rain, a small number of buses and autorickshaws are plying on the roads this morning.
Heavy rains have damaged public life in Chhattisgarh
The last 2. The continuous rain for hours has affected public life in various parts of the state, including Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. There are flood situations in many parts of the state. The state government has asked all district magistrates to keep an eye on it. Senior officials of the state said on Tuesday that it has been raining continuously in almost all the districts of the state since Monday. Rivers and drains are out of order in many districts of the state, causing dozens of villages to lose contact with district headquarters.
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