Road: 27 people died in Bihar after uninterrupted rain in the state left many parts flooded, including the capital, Patna. The Meteorological Office has warned of more rains in 24 counties in the state in the next 24 hours. Schools in Patna are closed until Tuesday, with heavy rain. The road was taken at rest over the weekend, after many areas were submerged in water rising to the chest. Residents in flooded areas were taken to lifeboats. "Even the meteorological department seems uncertain, making different predictions at different times," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the weekly. The neighboring state of Bihar Uttar Pradesh has recorded 87 deaths in the last five days as a result of heavy rain.
Here are the top 10 points of heavy rain in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh:
- Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar drove through the flooded streets of the worst-hit areas of the city, such as Rajendra Nagar, issuing instructions to officials accompanying him during the round.
- The Bihar government has asked the Indian Air Force two helicopters to pick up and airport packages of food and medicine in flood-hit areas of Patna. The state government also asked the Air Force for drainage machines.
- This morning there is little relief without rain in the state capital. On Sunday, in addition to the rescue boats, municipal cranes commonly used to move the country were also used to rescue people. Many residents were stuck in their homes without electricity and water supply.
- 19 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in the affected areas of Bihar.
- The bird's-eye view of Patna made the city appear as a huge lake intertwined with concrete structures. Low-lying areas such as the Rindra Nagar and the Pataliputra Colony are inundated. Private hospitals, medical stores and other stores were submerged in deep water. Visuals showed flooding at Nalanda Medical College Hospital, the city's second-largest health facility.
- Many trains in Bihar have been canceled or diverted due to flooding of rail tracks and, in some places, damage caused by bridges.
- In eastern Uttar Pradesh, devastated by rain, 87 people died Thursday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged authorities not to give layoffs to government officials.
- The worst hit areas in Uttar Pradesh are the districts of Balia, Varanasi, Jaanur. 500 out of 950 inmates in Balia County Jail have been transferred to another prison after rainwater entered three barracks.
- The Union Interior Ministry is closely monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Harvard, Union Home Affairs Minister Nathanand Rai told ANI news agency.
- Air traffic is also affected, as GoAir announced on Twitter that it has diverted its flights from Mumbai to Lukno and those from Delhi to Varanasi. Goir and Indigo issued tips for city travelers to leave the airport in advance, warning of slow traffic. SpiceSte also urged travelers to "keep a check on flight status" because the flight could be affected "due to bad weather in Patna".
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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