UP rivers flow above danger mark

More rains expected, people shifted to safer places

 Seven rivers in Uttar Pradesh are in spate as rains continued in most parts of the state.The Burrhi Rapti river in Kakrahi, Sharda in Palia Kalan, Ghaghra in Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya and Turtipar, Rapti river in Balrampur were flowing above the danger mark while the Ganga was flowing at the danger mark in Varanasi, the Central Water Commission said. 

 UP’s irrigation minister Shivpal Yadav, who did an aerial survey of the flooded areas on Tuesday, blamed neighbouring Nepal for the floods.  He blamed the release of water into Burrhi Rapti, Baan Ganga Kurra and Ghonghi rivers by Nepal for inundating Naugarh, Bansi, Shohratgarh and Itwa areas. 

Most river banks in Varanasi were flooded on Tuesday and with incessant rains in the evening, district officials said the water level was likely to rise further. 

Rapti is also flowing above the danger mark in Balrampur while the Ganga is above the danger mark in Narora in Bulandshahr.  Many villages in Kushinagar and Gorakhpur have been inundated and the administration has evacuated villagers to safer places. Rain lashes Rajasthan

Rains lashed the desert state of Rajasthan with Nadbai and Shergarh areas recording nearly 130 mm of rainfall each, reports PTI from Jaipur.  Samrathpura and Todaraisingh areas recorded 110 and 90 mm of rains respectively. Many other places in the state also recorded rainfall between 7 mm and 66 mm since on Tuesday, according to MeT department here. The Met forecast said rainfall would occur at many places in western and at a few places in eastern Rajasthan during the next 24 hours.

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