Four days of heavy rains in Bhopal and adjoining districts have disrupted life. Flood situation has been created in Vidisha and Raisen. At the same time, there is water in the lower areas of the city in Bhopal. Two old houses also collapsed on Tuesday. Intermittent showers continued from Tuesday night till the morning. With this, 3 gates of Bhadbhada, 4 of Kolar and 5 of Kaliasot have to be opened. For the first time in 13 years, all 8 gates of Kolar were opened on Tuesday evening. This happened after 2006.
Rain continues from Wednesday morning also. It has rained twice in the morning. Many areas have been flooded with this. Electricity supply was also affected Tuesday night along with water filling in more than 15 colonies including Kolar, Arera Colony, Shivaji Nagar and Salaiya.
During the last 24 hours, Indore has received 76 mm of heavy rains. In fact, many districts of West Madhya Pradesh received moderate to heavy rains. While Dhar recorded 57 mm rains, Bhopal 48 mm, Hoshangabad 53 mm and Shajapur recorded 33 mm rains. Pachmarhi in East Madhya Pradesh also recorded 47 mm rain.
The Skymet Weather has said the reason for these rains is the presence of a Cyclonic Circulation over Northeast Madhya Pradesh. Its effect is also being felt over western parts of the state. No relief from rains for next 3 days Narmada, Tawa, Betwa, Kshipra and other rivers and several rivulets are in spate due to heavy rains. Gates of most of the big dams in the state had to be opened. Many routes connecting cities and towns are closed.
According to the Meteorological Department, the condition will remain more or less in the state for the next 48 hours.
Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain in 13 districts. Due to the low pressure area rains will continue for the next three to four days in most parts of the state including Bhopal.
Skymet Weather has said moderate to heavy rains are likely to continue over the state until September 13 as successive weather systems will reach Madhya Pradesh leading to good rains. However, Southeastern districts will comparatively get less rains as the weather systems will keep moving in northern districts.
Moderate to heavy rains are forecast for Central and Northern districts, however, light to moderate rains will continue over Southern and Southeastern districts. Narmada crosses danger mark at Sethani Ghat After three years, the Narmada River crossed the danger mark of 964 feet. The water level at Sethani Ghat reached 966.5 feet on Tuesday midnight. The siren was played as soon as Narmada crossed the danger mark.
Evacuation of lower settlements began at night. Hoshangabad Commissioner Arke Mishra said that he is in touch with the army and NDRF. Hoshangabad has lost contact with Bandrabhan. Harda road is blocked by floodwater of Hathed River. Late in the night, four families of Mahima Nagar reached the relief camp.
Indore had lost road connectivity with Bhopal. Now, Khandwa has also lost road connectivity with Bhopal. Due to the opening of 12 gates of Indira Sagar Dam on Tuesday, traffic on Narmada Nagar bridge that is on way to Bhopal via Ashta-Dewas has been stopped. Traffic is already closed on the Mortakka bridge on the Indore-Ichapur highway.
In Nagda, Krishi Upaj Mandi former president Harisingh Gurjar’s only son Karan Singh (23) and nephew Arjun Singh (32), died when the lightning struck them. Both the cousins were returning from the farm, when this tragedy occurred. Rains will start reducing after September 13 These rains will start reducing after September 13. However, the weather will not go completely dry. Moderate showers might continue over northern districts on September 14 and 15 as well. Thereafter rains will become mostly light.
Indore has not received any heavy rainfall since August 15. On August 15, the city had received 44 mm of rains. Thereafter, on and off rains were going on over the city. Moreover, Indore has not received very heavy rains during the entire month of September in comparison to other parts of the state. This is the heaviest downpour in the month of September over the city. Now, the rains will gradually reduce over Indore as well.
Teen drowns in Raisen 16-year-old Shamim died by drowning in a pond on the hill of the fort in Raisen. He was making a tick talk video by jumping into the pond while performing a stunt. There were four or five children with him. The Betwa River remained above the danger mark for the third day. Its water level was 1370 feet on Tuesday. Vidisha-Ashok Nagar road is closed for three days and Vidisha-Raisen road is closed for 9 days.