Varanasi, September 18: The low lying areas in Varanasi have been flooded due to a rise in the water level of river Ganga. According to ANI, a local said, "Water level is increasing continuously and approaching the danger mark. Many ghats have been submerged in the water and are facing problems." Varanasi Priest Sends 'Ramcharitmanas' to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
As a result of the rising water level in Ganga, the Varanasi district administration has set up a flood control room and issued helpline numbers to extend immediate support to the flood-affected people. On Monday, Ganga was flowing at 70.64 metres, 38 cm above the warning level. The danger mark in Varanasi is 71.26 metres.
Check ANI tweet:
Low lying areas in Varanasi have been flooded due to rise in the water level of river Ganga. A local says,"water level is increasing continuously & approaching the danger mark. Many ghats have been submerged in water. We are facing problems." pic.twitter.com/LGb7ZKuukC
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Water has entered Maruti Nagar and Patel Nagar areas and several other localities in the low-lying areas along the Varuna river are also flooded. It has caused damage to the crops as hundreds of acres of paddy crop and millets have been submerged.