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Rivers flow on danger mark, five radial gates of Chandil dam opened

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Jamshedpur , July 24 : Following heavy rainfall, River Subarnarekha ( at the Mango bridge) flowed at 121.78 metres above the danger mark of 121.50 metres, Kharkai ( at the Adityapur bridge) was flowing at 131.96 metres above the danger mark of 129 metres.

The rising water level at the Chandil dam prompted the authorities of state water water resources department to open five radial gates of the dam. ” Yesterday we had opened four radial gates. Overnight rains compelled us to open another radial gate,” said an official of water resources department

The flood control sluice gates near Shiv Ghat in Jugsalai which were closed after Kharkai river started flowing over danger mark last evening coupled with heavy rains since last evening till this morning (around 140 mm of rainfall) led to drain water from Tezaab Nullah (originating near Tata Pigments gate in Jugsalai) and BNR Nullah (originating from Tatanagar Station) submerging nearly 900 houses in Bagbera and around 50 houses in Jugsalai low lying areas.

Meanwhile, several apartments were submerged in Adarshnagar Fourth Phase in Sonari area, Patelnagar area of Bhuiyandih and also in Kalikanagar and Mango due to clogged drains and heavy rains.

Local civic bodies have been asked to start spraying bleaching powders at shelter areas by today evening. The district has been hit by flash floods twice in 2011, and once each in 2008 and 2009.

“Weather condition will remain same, by and large, and incessant rains in moderate to heavy form will continue for the next two days,” said the local met office. The monsoon is back to life, here for the last one week, in the wake of cyclonic circulation over Gangetic Bengal and Bangladesh, said a met official.

In the wake of incessant rains, for the last two days, flooding the low lying areas and water level experiencing a gradual increase in the two rivers the authorities have jumped into action.

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