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Administration on high alert as rains lash Vadodara

Written by: Staff

Vadodara, July 5 (UNI) The district administration was today put on high alert as Vadodara city and its adjoining areas experienced heavy rains leading to water-logging in most parts of the city.

Hundreds of people living in low-lying areas of Ajwa Road, Waghodia, Nizampura, Pratapnagar, Gotri, Sama and Sayajiganj in the city, were virtually rendered homeless with the rain water entering their houses.

Though it drizzled since last evening, normal life was thrown out of gear after a two-and-a-half-hour-long cloud burst over the city this morning. Despite all efforts by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), the posh eastern part of the city was virtually cut off from the western part as all the three subways were submerged under waist-deep water.

Due to inundation, residents of about two dozen societies had taken shelter on their rooftops.

District collector Rajiv Topno said since the meteorology department had predicted heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours, all men and machineries had been put on high alert across the district to meet any eventuality.

Reports said three members of a family were injured following an incident of house collapse today in the Nagarwada village under Sankheda taluka. The victims were rushed to the SSG civil hospital here.

Stating that Jambusar-Padra road had been closed for traffic due to flooding, Mr Topno said one platoon of trained State Reserve Police (SRP) was kept as standby to help the district administration in case of emergency. There had been widespread rainfall across the district during the last 24 hours, but no casualty was reported so far, he said.


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