Heavy rains lashes Punjab, Haryana

Heavy rainfall lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh increasing the in-flow of water in major rivers, even as the flood situation in over 100 affected villages eased on Sunday.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 13:26 PM IST

Chandigarh: Heavy rainfall lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh increasing the in-flow of water in major rivers, even as the flood situation in over 100 affected villages eased on Sunday with recession in water level.

At present 50,000 cusecs of water is passing through Hathni Kund and Tajewala headworks in Yamunanagar district of Haryana but the situation, as officials said, is under control as there was scant rainfall in hills.

The water level in flood-hit villages of Yamunanagar, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Fatehabad, Ropar and Patiala was receding even as relief and rescue
operations by personnel of Army, civil administration along with NGOs are going at a steady rate.

The traffic on affected national highways - Ambala- Shaharanpur, Yamunanagar-Poanta Sahib and Ambala-Hisar is normal, officials said adding repair work on damaged roads,
including in rural flood affected areas, is in progress.

Meanwhile, the Met office had predicted no respite from heavy rainfall at a few places in parts of Punjab and Haryana during the next 24 hours.

While Karnal was drenched by 88.6 mm of rains, Chandigarh received 61.2 mm of rains. Ambala had 112.1 mm of rains followed by 97.6 mm at Patiala.

Bhiwani received 24.6 mm of rain followed by Amritsar (14.8), Hisar(7.4 mm), Narnaul (7 mm) and Ludhiana at 3.9 mm.

PTI