Flood situation grim in UP after release of water from Nepal, Narora


The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has deteriorated following the release of water from Nepal and the Narora dam, threatening the embankments of the rivers flowing through the state.

Several low-lying areas of Gonda, Balrampur, Faizabad and Barabanki have been submerged by the overflowing Ghagra and Saryu rivers.

Nepal has released 2 lakh cusecs of water due to which the Ghagra river has crossed the danger level at Elgin Bridge and at Ayodhya while water level of river Ganga was rising all through its course after 11 lakh cusecs of water was released from Narora dam last night.

A report from Gonda said over 115 villages had been submerged with the water of river Ghagra in Colonelganj and Tarabganj tehsils.

Official sources said 26 flood check posts have been set up while jawans of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) along with boats had been pressed into service to rescue the people.

An official statement from the Flood Control Cell here today said that the water level of Ganga and Yamuna were rising all through its course in UP following the release of 11 lakh cusecs of water last night.

The release said river Ghagra had crossed the danger level at Elgin Bridge and Ayodhya while they would do the same at Turtipar by tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, the weather office here said light rain and thunder showers occured at isolated places in the state.


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