Flood like situation in Jaipur's sub-urban towns

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Jaipur, Aug 10: Torrential rains created havoc and flood like situation in Jaipur's sub-urban towns of Bassi, Lalsot, and Chaksu whereas Kot-Khabda recorded the maximum rainfall of 30 cms till 0830 hours today, an official report said here.

The state rescue teams have reached Bassi, Lalsot, Chaksu and Kot-Khabda to provide relief to people who have either remained in the houses or stranded here and there, the spokesman said, quoting Jaipur Collector K Kunal.

Roads and houses were inundated as a minor Jaisinghpura dam breached in Kot-Khabda town covering Garh-ka-Bas, Bara-Bas, Chota-bas-Basti since yesterday, the spokesman said.

Rescue teams led by the Collector Kunal, ADM-II Teekamchand Bohra, and SDM Mahesh Narayan were providing relief to people and trying to find ways to release rainy water from the low lying or inundated houses, the spokesman said.

ADM-II Bohra told PTI over telephone that people in Bapu village were marooned as a pond was overflowing since last night, and rescue work was being made available with the help of civil defense people.

District Collector has directed the police and civil departments to ensure safety of people first and move them to safer places as soon as possible. According to MeT report at 0830 hrs, Chaksu recorded a maximum rainfall of 14 cms followed by Udaipurwati 10, Jamwaramgarh 9, Newai 7, Ramgarh-Pachwa 6, Bansur, Amber, Bassi, Shahpura, Kotputali, Malpura, Sawaimadhopur 5 cms each, and one to four cms at a number of places.

Barring north-western districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Churu, Sriganganagar, the heavy rains occurred in the entire state since last night.

Jaipur recorded a maximum rainfall of 27.3 mm at airport, while city areas recorded over 50 mm till this afternoon. SW monsoon would be active in the state in next 24 hours, a forecast said.

Meanwhile, all government and private schools from class I to XII would be closed tomorrow in view of incessant rains in Jaipur district, an official spokesman said today.

All government and private schools from class I to XII would be closed tomorrow, August 11, the spokesman said, quoting the District Collector order.

"If situation improves following rains in peripheral sub-urban towns of Jaipur including Lalsot, Chaksu, Amber where flood like situation emerged, the schools could be opened on August 12", the spokesman said.

PTI

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