Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
today reviewed the flood situation in several districts with
rivers Sone and Ganga in spate after release of over nine lakh
cusecs from Indrapuri barrage.
The chief minister, who spoke to the district officials of
Rohtas, Aurangabad, Arwal, Bhojpur, Saran, Patna, Munger and
Bhagalpur, directed them to issue alert and warn people about
the flood situation.
Kumar also held a review meeting with the Water Resources
Development (WRD) Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Chief
Secretary Anup Mukherjee, WRD Principal Secretary Afzal
Amanullah and Disaster Management Principal Secretary Vyasji.
He urged the officials to constantly monitor the
situation and carry out rescue and relief works as required.
The meetings took place in the backdrop of 9.58 lakh
cusecs, the highest since 1975, of water being discharged from
Indrapuri barrage this morning.