Flood situation eases in north India

The flood situation in north India eased on Saturday in the absence of heavy rains as water levels in major rivers started receding except in Uttar Pradesh where six more people perished.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 20:58 PM IST

New Delhi: The flood situation in north
India eased on Saturday in the absence of heavy rains as water
levels in major rivers started receding except in Uttar
Pradesh where six more people perished.

Many areas in Uttar Pradesh were still reeling under
floods as major rivers like Ganga, Ramganga and Yamuna are
flowing above the danger mark at several places.
Four persons drowned in flood waters in Hardoi district
while one each person lost life in Bijnore and Badaun. The
fresh casualties have taken the death toll this season to 386.

Meanwhile, people in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana got
respite as no rainfall was recorded during the day, easing the
flood situation.

The old Yamuna bridge, which was closed to rail traffic
due to the rising water level of the river early this week,
was reopened. The water-level in Yamuna has come before the
danger mark of 204.83 metres.

The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city stood at
33 deg C and 24.1 deg C respectively. The humidity oscillated
between 53 and 93 per cent.
In the region comprising Punjab and Haryana, no rainfall
was recording during the day though the temperature remained
below normal at many places.

The maximum in Chandigarh stood at 31 deg C, two notches
below normal, while that of Hisar in Haryana and Amritsar in
Punjab settled at 34.1 deg C and 32,5 deg C respectively.

PTI