Maharashtra: Incessant rains lash Nashik; normal life affected


Mumbai: Constant rains lashed Nashik region  in North Maharashtra with 991 mm rainfall being recorded in just

nine hours on Sunday,causing flood in Godavari river and severely affecting normal life.

In Old Nashik area, two people were wounded when wall of their old house collapsed anticipated to heavy rains in afternoon.

The rains have been lashing Nashik since last morning.

The meteorological department has predicted heavy showers in next twenty-four hours.

In another event today, ten people stuck inside a slum due to flood in Panchvati area were rescued in time.

"991. 2 {millimeter|logistik} rainfall was written today between 8 AM and 5 PM in the district, with Nashik city recording 132. 4 millimeter, Igatpuri 124 mm, Dindori 110 mm,

Trimbakeshwar one hundred sixty mm, Peth 82 millimeter, Sinnar 66 mm, Kalwan 75 mm, Niphad forty-nine. 2 mm, Chandvad 12-15 mm, Yeola 10 millimeter, Nandgaon 18 mm, Baglan 23 mm, Devla 40 mm, " according to district Collector Office.

In the mean time, three cars parked on the banks of Godavari river in the location were hidden away in flood, authorities said, adding that no one was inside just when the mishap occurred.

With the incessant rains in last 24 hours, Gangapur dam (with 5630 mcft capacity),  source of drinking water for the city, is now loaded 23 per cent.

With Godavari river in spate, historic "Ramkund", which got dried up in-may due to drought, started overflowing.

 In the city, water-logging was witnessed in many low-lying areas.

As every official statement, people living by riverside in Nashik have been asked to move to safer places.

In Untwadi area of city, water level of Nasardi river rose, impacting vehicular traffic.

Additional authorities and fire brigade workers are deployed on the banks of the river as a precautionary solution.

The disaster management equipment is on stand by as control rooms at various talukas were asked to function round-the-clock.