Flood situation improves in Bihar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 20:42
  
Patna: There was marked improvement in the overall flood situation in Bihar with rivers Sone and Ganga receding as over two lakh people continued to reel under the recent spell of floods in different districts.

The water level of Ganges receded from 44 cm and 36 cm above the danger mark to 22 cm and 16 cm at Gandhi Ghat (Patna) and Hathidah, respectively.

Similarly, the Sone too maintained receding trend as its water level went down to six cm from yesterday's 44 cm above the danger mark at Maner in Patna district, a Central Water Commission report said.

Rohtas, Aurangabad, Saran and Bhojpur districts have been severely affected by the floods.

Official sources said the situation improved in Rohtas, which was the worst-hit district because of floods where several villages under Nauhatta, Rohtas, Tilathu, Dehri And Akodhi Gola blocks were inundated due to flood following discharge of 2.22 lakh cusec water from Indrapuri Barrage at Tilauthu in river Sone yesterday.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were still engaged in carrying out relief and rescue operations in the district.

Around 50,000 people were affected by floods in the district.

The flood water of the Ganges, which had yesterday submerged the National Highway near Doriganj in Saran district affecting road traffic between Patna and Gopalganj for several hours, receded.

More than 1.5 lakh people have been affected by flash floods in Saran district, the sources said.

CWC report said Burhi Gandak was flowing just 15 cm above the danger mark at Khagaria, while Kosi touched the danger mark at Kursela and Basua this morning.

Other rivers like Bagmati, Kamala Balan, Punpun and Gandak were flowing below the danger mark along their course in Bihar.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 20:42


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