Sabarmati River front flood warning: Dharoi Dam releases 50,000 cusecs of water, Ahmedabad Commissioner raises alert
Mukesh Kumar, Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad, has advised residents of the city to stay away from the Sabarmati river front from Tuesday 5 AM onwards as the Dharoi Dam had to release 50,000 cusecs of water on Monday.
Mukesh Kumar, Municipal Commissioner of Ahmedabad, has advised residents of the city to stay away from the Sabarmati river front from Tuesday 5 AM onwards as the Dharoi Dam had to release 50,000 cusecs of water on Monday. The district authorities have moved some 2,800 people from the city and rural areas to safer places after water was released from the dam.
Gradually, 1 lakh cusecs of water will be released from the dam. Officials have told the Times of India that there has been an inflow of 1.5 lakh cusecs of water into the Dharoi dam due to heavy rainfall in the catchment area of the dam. The Ahmedabad civic organisation will release water from the Vasna barrage also. (ANI)
Authorities have asked people from the Fathewadi, Indira Bridge and Chandrabagha areas to move to safer places. Authorities have also sounded an alert in connection with 40 dams in the area as they are now filled to 90 percent capacity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit Banaskantha and Patan districts in Northern Gujarat. (ANI)
n the last 24 hours, at least 12 talukas of Banaskantha, Patan and Sabarkantha districts have received over 200 mm of rainfall according to a statement released by the SEOC. (PTI)
The Army, Indian Air Force and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have intensified search operations in the area. (PTI)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the situation in the state. Thousands of people are said to be marooned in the region due to heavy rainfall and flooding. (Reuters)