Heavy Rain witness in parts of Gujarat, Disrupts normal life

Heavy rains beat a few parts in Gujarat on Sunday, prompting water-logging and disturbance of typical life at numerous spots.

Parts of Mehsana, Patan, Surat, Gir Somnath, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Aravalli and Surendranagar districts have been receiving very heavy rains since Sunday morning.

As rivers swelled and many lakes overflew, a high alert was sounded for 108 dams, officials said.

An alert has been issued for 14 dams while a warning has been sounded for 17 dams, after they received heavy inflow of water due to rains, they said.

Gujarat Chief Secretary Anul Mukim held a review meeting with officials following the met department’s warning of intense spells.

“As many as 44 rivers and 41 lakes in the state were overflowing due to heavy rains,” said Relief Commissioner Harshad Patel.

A total of 13,108 persons in the state have been shifted to safer places so far in the last two months due to flooding of low-lying areas, Patel said, adding that 2,077 of these people are still staying in safer places.

Eight state highways among 138 roads have been closed for traffic.Promoted

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