Mercury crosses 45 degrees in Bhopal

  • Heat wave red alert for 10 dists

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
The heat wave continues in Madhya Pradesh. On the second day of Nautapa, the temperature in many cities of the state including Bhopal and Gwalior crossed 45 degrees.

In Sagar and Khajuraho it has reached 46 degrees. The entire Madhya Pradesh experienced extreme heat. The blazing hot sun and dry weather threw life out of gear. The weather department has issued a red alert for heat wave in 10 districts of the state, including Ujjain and Ratlam. In these areas, temperature during the day could reach well over 46 degrees.

Relief at traffic signals, no power shutdown

In Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal and Indore, the traffic signal timing has been halved to protect people from the heat. This means where the signal was red for 60 seconds, it will now be red for only 30 seconds. This step has been taken so that people spend less time in the Sun.

In view of the scorching heat in Bhopal city, power shutdown will not be taken for the next three days. This decision has been taken by the Central Region Electricity Distribution Company City Circle Bhopal keeping in mind the convenience of the consumers. Central Region Electricity Distribution Company has said that no shutdown will be taken under the city circle Bhopal till Tuesday, 28th May, so that the consumers do not have to face any inconvenience.

CM’s appeal

In view of the continuing heat wave and sizzling heat in the state, CM Dr. Yadav has appealed to the people of the state to take precautions. CM said that at present the scorching heat is continuing in the state and heat wave is prevalent, hence one should come out of the house only when absolutely necessary. He said that in the scorching heat, provide water from your water sources to the needy people and help those who are in difficulty.

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