Bihar Rains Updates: As Bihar continues to be inundated with heavy rains, nearly 40 people have lost their lives in the last few days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday discussed the flood situation in Bihar with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He said that government agencies are working with local administration to assist the affected, adding that the central government stands ready to provide all possible help to the state. Capital Patna is among the worst affected districts due to rains. Localities like Rajendra Nagar, Kankar Bagh, Patrakar Nagar, Hanuman Nagar and Malahi Pakri have been submerged. According to the NDRF, more than 4,000 people have been rescued from flooded areas of Patna till Monday.
The rains have affected road, rail traffic, healthcare facilities, offices and schools across the state. In Patna, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan residences resembled marooned islands. River Ganga and tributaries are flowing above the danger mark at many locations. The Weather department has predicted that the situation will improve from Tuesday as there was very thin chance of rain.