Nashik bears nature's brunt

Nashik bears nature's brunt

River Godavari overflows with full force at many places

Nashik bears nature's brunt
Nashik bore the brunt with the Godavari overflowing at several places with full force, and covered almost the entire state of Maharashtra. The coastal Konkan belt is receiving heavy rain from two days resulting in inundation of the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.

The suburbs of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), too, received heavy overnight rainfall. However, there were no major incidents of suburban road and rail traffic disruption. The catchment areas of the MMR, including Surya Dam (Palghar), Modaksagar Dam (Thane) and Morbe Dam (Raigad), received very good rainfall.

In Thane district, Kalyan, Dombivli and Titwala received more than 100 mm rainfall. In total, close to 24 villages remained out of contact. The Vasai-Virar and Mira-Bhayender belt, too, received heavy rainfall. The hill station of Matheran received more than 200 mm rainfall in 24 hours.

Reports from Nashik said several temples in the Ramkund-Panchvati area were inundated as the Godavari river overflowed. The place has more than 100 small and big temples. The Ganga-Godavari temple, that opens once in 12 years during the Kumbh Mela, was partially submerged

Traffic snarl
Waterlogging was reported from several low-lying areas of Nashik city. Traffic along the Nashik-Ghoti-Sinner was affected as breaches were noticed on some culvurts and diverted through other routes. There were reports of a boy getting drowned, and a search and rescue operation has been mounted. In the last two days, Nashik received 70 mm to 100 mm rainfall. The Someshwar waterfall wore a swelled look. The temple town of Trimbakeshwar, too, received heavy rainfall. Reports from Nashik said the civic body did not undertake the drain-clearing process.

Reports from Sindhudurg, known for its pristine beaches, said there was flooding in towns like Malvan, Kudal,Sawantwadi. The Konkan Railway traffic, too, was affected for two hours as mudslide was reported from the tracks near Kankavli.

The cultural capital of Pune, too, received good rainfall in the last two days, reports said. Gujarat has been witnessing heavy to very heavy rain in the last 24 hours, with Tankara in Morbi district of Saurashtra recording over five inches of rain in less than two hours.

Other than Tankara, Valsad and Dang district in south Gujarat also received over 92 mm rain in 24 hours. Continuous rain in the region saw local Ambica river in spate, with water overflowing from check dams and causeways. Pardi, Vapi, Umargaon, Dharampur areas in the vicinity, too, received between 3-4 inches of rain in 12 hours.
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