Heavy rains in eastern UP

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of Uttar Pradesh as monsoon remained active in eastern parts of the state.

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2012, 18:44 PM IST

Lucknow: Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of Uttar Pradesh as monsoon remained active in eastern parts of the state.

A report from Faizabad said that Saryu and Ghaghra rivers were maintaining a rising trend, and the water of these rivers has created many breaches at the banks submerging acres of farm land.

During the last two days, about a dozen houses in several villages on the river banks in Barabanki district have been reported to be washed away, this was in addition to about half-a-dozen houses that have been submerged in river water in Faizabad.

Hasanpur got 25 cm rain, Birdghat 16 cm, Hata 15 cm, Regoli 14 cm, Baheri and Saharanpur 13 cm each.

Neemsar and Bansgaon recorded 11 cm rain each; Dhampur, Balrampur and Bilari had 10 cms; Bareilly, Mawana 9 cm each.

A senior administrative officer said, "The two rivers Ghaghra and Saryu were never flooded due to rains in the area, the main reason behind it is the release of water from Nepal`s Bambasa and Girijapuri dams after regular interval of times, that overflowed Ghaghra, the main river of eastern Uttar Pradesh and its other sister rivers."

Continuing heavy rains in the mountains of Uttarakhand and Nepal have flooded the major rivers of eastern Uttar Pradesh - Ghaghra, Rapti and Saryu - threatening to submerge hundreds of villages.

Reports from Gonda said that relief commissioner Venkateshwar Lo held a meeting of the four districts of Devi Patan division in view of the danger of flood.

It said administration has started preparations and flood company PAC has been deployed at the sensitive places.

Central water commission sources said that river Sharda at Palia Kalan, Ghaghara at Elgin bridge and Ayodhya and Burhi Rapti at Kakrahi were flowing above the danger mark.

PTI