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Incessant rain continues to lash Bihar, CM appeals for patience

There is no respite in sight for people of Bihar including those of the state capital Patna as incessant rainfall continues to lash the state for second consecutive day on September 29.

The state is having heavy downpour for the last 36 hours swelling major rivers including Ganga as several districts of the state are now grappling with flood.

In the state capital, the problem of water logging is assuming dangerous proportion throwing life of common people completely out of gear.

Localities like Boring Road, Bailey Road, Patliputra Colony, Kankarbagh, Rajendra Nagar, Patna University, Mahendru, Gandhi Maidan, Dak Bunglow roundabout, Ashiana Nagar, Jagdeo Path, Patna City and almost all other places of the state capital are facing acute problem of water logging.

Places like road number 6 of Rajendra Nagar, Moin-ul-Haque stadium and its adjoining areas are presenting sight of flood.

On the other hand, six rivers including Patna are overflowing the danger mark. The flood water has gushed into hundreds of villages in Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Saran, Muzaffarpur and other districts.

At least 10 people lost their lives in separate mishaps caused by heavy downpour in Bhagalpur and Patna districts on September 29.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar convened an emergency meeting and held discussions with senior officers and district magistrates of various districts on the second consecutive day on September 29 in view of incessant rainfall and subsequent flood.

After the meeting, the chief minister told newspersons that people should keep patience in unexpected natural calamity. “Government would ensure that people do not face crunch of necessary commodities at any cost,” he added.

“We have to accept the situation with some courage. Government is making consistent efforts to provide necessary facilities to common people in view of their difficulties,” he remarked.

East Central railway (ECR) has cancelled 28 express and passenger trains and 20 other trains have been diverted.

Sources at disaster management department said flood water has gushed into hundreds of villages in 11 districts of Patna, Buxar, Bhojpur, Bhagalpur, Khagaria, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Munger, Katihar and Saran districts situated along the banks of Ganga river.

According to Central Water Commission, Ganga, Sone, Punpun, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kamla Balan and Kosi rivers are flowing above the danger mark.

Image Credits: India Today.

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