CM-designate Bhupendra Patel orders airlifting of people stranded in 3 villages
Jamnagar: Heavy waterlogging was witnessed in parts of Jamnagar on Saturday morning, with water entering several houses in low-lying areas. People were seen wading in chest-deep water in some places.
Beraja, Aliabada and Khimrana villages were completely inundated. Newly constructed bridges were submerged in water. The Ranjitsagar dam started overflowing, thanks to continuous rain in upstream areas over past two days.
In Junagadh, the Wellington dam and Anandpur dam started overflowing because of the incessant rain.
While throwing life out of gear, the incessant rains have allayed earlier fears of water shortage in these districts due to deficient rain
Rains force schools in Rajkot to close down for the day
In wake of heavy rains in Rajkot, the district education authorities decided to keep schools closed for the day. Also, GSRTC bus services on the Rajkot-Jamnagar route have been suspended because of the rains.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Jamnagar recorded 18 cm rain at 8.30 am on Monday, Valsad 16 cm, Rajkot 14 cm, Junagadh 9 cm, Dangs 8 cm and Navsari and Porbandar received 7 cm rainfall each.
CM-designate Bhupendra Patel orders relief work in rain-battered villages
Ahead of his oath-taking on Monday afternoon, chief minister-designate Bhupendra Patel got down to work, giving instructions for relief work in Jamnagar district which was hit badly by heavy rains.
Patel ordered immediate help to be provided to 35 people in Beraja, Aliabada and Khimrana villages villages in Jamnagar. He directed the Collector to arrange for airlifting of people stranded in these villages.
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