Patna, September 28: As heavy rains continued to lash Bihar since days, waterlogging has been reported in various parts of the state. State capital Patna is worst affected due to heavy downpour today, causing traffic jams and water-logging in several parts of the city. Pedestrians were also stranded for hours due to waterlogged roads and bridges. Water has entered many residential areas and hospitals and was causing trouble for residents. A video of waterlogging at city’s Nalanda Medical College following heavy downpour is doing rounds on social media. Last year also, waterlogging was reported from the same hospital.
The commuters on two-wheeler vehicles waded through knee-deep waters. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also forecast heavy rainfall in the state for the next two days. A flood alert has been sounded across 13 districts of the state. In the wake of the flood warning, schools in Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur and Sheikhpura districts were closed. Waterlogging in Indore Govt Hospital, MP Minister Takes Stock of Situation.
Video of Water-Logging at Nalanda Medical College:
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Two people have reportedly lost their lives from a village in Gaya district due to heavy rains. State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday also called a meeting for disaster management, via video conferencing, in the wake of heavy rain lashing Patna and other parts of the state. Train services were also disrupted due to incessant rains in the region.
Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway (ECR), told IANS that the train services had been temporarily suspended on the Samastipur-Darbhanga rail section. The water level in all rivers in the region have also reached danger level.