Heavy rains hit Gujarat: Rail traffic affected, 5 trains cancelled, 13 rerouted


Heavy rains continued to hit various areas of Gujarat on the third consecutive day i.e. today. The situation in the valley has become worst as the state witnessed 37.67 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

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Due to the heavy rainfall, rail traffic was badly affected as 5 trains were being cancelled and 13 others were rerouted. As per the regional MeT centre, several areas faced heavy rainfall due to an upper air cyclonic circulation.

Over 638 people were rescued from the low lying areas of Patan district for the safety purpose. Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district noted the highest rainfall with 350 mm.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani stated, several district collectors have been directed to deal with the flood-like condition.

“We have alerted all the district collectors and officials of the state disaster management to help people. Despite flood-like situation due to heavy rains during last two days, no life has been lost. We will think about compensating the affected persons after conducting a survey,” Rupani stated.

On Sunday, Vaghai town of Dang district witnessed maximum rainfall of 122 mm whole day.

Apart from Vaghai, several other districts including Ahwa (63 mm), Vansada of Navsari district (60 mm), Dhansura of Arvalli (46 mm) Dharmapur of Valsad (43 mm) and Dantiwada of Banaskantha(38 mm), Gandhinagar (34 mm), Vijaynagar of Sabarkantha (33 mm) and Vadgam of Banaskantha (29 mm) faced heavy rainfall.

According to the MeT department, heavy rainfall took place at various places in Gujarat because of upper air cyclonic circulation over southwest Rajasthan.

Flood waters reached various societies and APMC market in Siddhpur town of Patan district on Sunday.

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Gujarat Transport Minister Vallabh Kakadia stated, the bus and rail services have been suspended due to heavy rainfall.