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Bihar: Patna busy with water logging


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Due to heavy rains, flood situation has been created in Bihar's capital Patna at this time.

Due to incessant rains, the city has become so waterlogged that water has penetrated into the ground floor of about 80 percent of the houses in the city. There is also water in hospitals, schools, public offices, ministers, houses of leaders.

Boats have started plying on the roads and rescuers are using the boat to rescue the stranded people in safe places.

Thousands of people are trapped inside their homes. There is a power failure in many areas. Drinking water and food are also lacking in many places.

Flood in Bihar

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Flood in Bihar

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According to the Meteorological Center, Patna, the southwest monsoon is active in the entire state at this time.

Although rains have been raining across the state for the past several days, but the amount of rain (more than 300 mm) that has been received during the last 48 hours in the capital Patna has never been in the record of the last 10 years. The rain that started from Thursday continues even till the news is written.

According to the forecast released by the Meteorological Department at 9:00 pm on Saturday night, there is a possibility of excess rain in 15 districts of Bihar including Patna during the next 48 hours.

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In view of the incessant rains, the State Disaster Management and Disaster Department has issued a high alert across the state. People are being advised not to leave their homes. NDRF and SDRF contingents are also engaged in relief and rescue operations.

DM of Patna Kumar Ravi has asked to keep all schools, colleges, coaching and examinations closed till further orders. He told the BBC that the rain affected the low-lying areas of the city.

Six quick response teams are working for relief and rescue work. The control room has been asked to remain open for 24 hours.

DM says, "If the rain stops, relief and rescue operations will be speeded up and loss of life and property can be estimated. Efforts will be made to evacuate people from the areas where water is flooded. It has been, the water is increasing. "

Flood in Bihar

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Flood in Bihar

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Rail traffic and flight services have also been badly disrupted in Bihar due to heavy rains. East-Central Railway has canceled 19 trains, including passenger and express, due to the accumulation of water on the rail track, routes of many trains have been diverted. One flight has also been canceled, while two flights have had to be diverted.

Many pictures and videos of Patna surrounded by water are also going viral on social media. People are cursing the city's poor drainage system. Many Patna Municipal Corporation on social media "Patna Hell Corporation" Is denoting

On Sunday, a video went viral from Patna's Rajendra Nagar area in which people were making a video of a rickshawler from the roof of their houses. The rickshawman was dragging the rickshaw across the chest and drowning in water.

In the video, people are telling the rickshawman that he should leave his rickshaw and go away, but he does not give up pulling the rickshaw in the temptation of his security.

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Similarly, water has entered several wards on the ground floor of NMCH, a major hospital in the city.

Water has reached the beds of the patients in many rooms, due to which work is going on to shift the patients to the upper wards.

Flood in Bihar

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Flood in Bihar

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The picture of the state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was also going viral on social media on Sunday. In the picture, he was seen watching the rain with an umbrella from the balcony of his residence.

On Sunday, the Chief Minister called a meeting of the disaster department and took stock of the situation in the entire state. He videoconferencing with all the district collectors gave guidelines to be prepared to deal with the situation like flood.

Flood in Bihar

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Flood in Bihar

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According to the forecasts of the Meteorological Department, there is no chance of clearing the weather at present.

There is a warning of heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday also. If the situation remains like this then it is possible that the army needs help here.

Flood in Bihar

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Flood in Bihar

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Flood in Bihar

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