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Normalcy returns to flood affected cities in Rajasthan

The situation in flood affected Jalore and Sirohi districts of Rajasthan was limping back to normalcy, even as Nagaur got the maximum rainfall of 13 cms in the state today, officials said.



Jaipur: The situation in flood affected Jalore and Sirohi districts of Rajasthan was limping back to normalcy, even as Nagaur got the maximum rainfall of 13 cms in the state today, officials said.

There was no fresh casualty due to rain related incidents anywhere in Jalore and Sirohi districts, officials said, adding Nagaur recorded the maximum rainfall of 13 cm till 8:30 am today.

The only road connecting Mount Abu and Abu-Road was still obstructed following minor landslide in last three days, the senior Sirohi district official said.

Only vehicles in emergency were being allowed to ply on the road as it was being repaired while a team of 40 NDRF personnels are involved in rescue operations, he said.

In Sanchor city and Jalore district, rains stopped since yesterday and water receded and roads were cleared while relief operation was underway at some places, another official said.

All precautionary measures were still being maintained, including seven helicopters being kept on standby to meet any flood challenge in Jodhpur, Pali, Jalore and Sirohi districts, a state Calamity and Relief Department official said.

Except for Jodhpur-Bhilari section where the trains were cancelled today, all other rail routes were opened after repairs, Chief Public Relation Officer and DGM of North Western Railways, Tarun Jain told PTI.

Bhagatki-Kothi and Ahmedabad trains would continue to be diverted till the tracks were repaired, he said.

Abu Road recorded 2 cm of rainfall followed by 1 cm in Mout Abu and 1 mm in Sirohi as rains partially abated there. SW Monsoon was still active over entire Rajasthan with Nagaur recording maximum rainfall of 13 cm at 8:30 am, MeT office said here.

Ladnu recorded 11 cm rains followed by Kheenvsar and Phalodi 8 cm, Vijaynagar (Ajmer), Ramgarh Shekhwati 7 cm each, Nok and Pokhran 5 each, Pilibanga, Degana and Bikaner 4 cm each; Jodhpur, Deedwana, Khajuwala, Anupgarh, Jaisalmer and Laxmangarh 3 cm each, and one to 2 cm at many places in the state.

Jaipur experienced intermittent drizzles and recorded 2 mm rainfall. Cloudy weather will continue in entire state in the weekend with possibility of moderate to heavy rains, a forecast said.

From Zee News

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