Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The city got some respite from heavy rainfall on Friday as monsoon activity was reduced. The skies remained overcast with showers in some parts of the city but the denizens got some relief after Thursday’s heavy downpour.
Earlier on Thursday, low lying areas in the State Capital submerged due to heavy downpour in the city in the past 24 hours disrupting normal life. The State Capital recorded 11 cm rain in the past 24 hours.
Sindhi Colony, Shiv Nagar, Bhopal talkies, Shaheed Nagar, Safia College, Bal Vihar, Deep Nagar, Sai Baba Nagar, 1100 quarters, Shahpura, Geeta Nagar, Katara Hills, Jatkhedi, Bhopal railway station area platform number 1 and 6 and Kanchan Nagar and adjoining areas were inundated.
In Bhopal, which recorded 11 cm rainfall in 24 hours till 8 am on Thursday, the low-lying areas were flooded due to overnight downpour.
While many schools in Bhopal remained shut due to the downpour, those that were open witnessed thin attendance as most of the children could not reach their schools due to flooded roads. People could be seen wading through waist-deep water in the morning to reach their destinations.
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Madhya Pradesh, including the state capital, where major water-logging caused hardships for the people.
The Mayor, Alok Sharma annoyed over the situation which according to him was result of negligence of concerned officials sat on a chair in the middle of a waterlogged road near Saifia College in the city today to take stock of the situation.
Khandwa district and Mhow in Indore district recorded the highest rainfall of 15 cm in 24 hours till 8 am, said GD Mishra, senior meteorologist of India Meteorological Department (IMD).
According to Mishra, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior divisions received heavy rains in the 24 hours till this morning. “Torrential rains are likely in parts of 22 districts of Madhya Pradesh, including Bhopal and Jabalpur, in the next 24 hours,” he said.
The overnight spell of rains inundated many parts of Bhopal, following which power supply in some parts of the old city area of Bhopal was disrupted.