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Red alert sounded in Kolhapur Dist

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Kolhapur, Aug 9 (UNI) A red alert was sounded in the district following the rise in the water-level of the Panchaganga river, which after crossing the danger mark of 45 ft is overflowing at a height of 45.6 ft this evening.

Briefing reporters here, District Collector Pravin Darade said the Panchaganga river continues to swell and is flowing at a height of 45.6 ft this evening from the earlier recorded 45.1 ft at Rajaram near Kasaba Bavada suburb.

He said 14 boats are engaged in relief and rescue work.

Total 119 routes, including some 15 state highways, 32 main district routes, 22 other district routes and 49 village roads have been inundated with the flood waters, resulting in suspension or diversion of traffic he informed.

Kolhapur-Ratnagiri national highway, connecting the Koukan region, Kolhapur-Gaganbavada and Kolhapur-Radhanagari roads have been submerged under water, Mr Darade said.

As a result, the vehicular traffic on the Kolhapur-Konkan region remained disrupted for the second consecutive day today, he said.

He said the surplus water is continously being discharged from the dams. From the Koyana dam (62,347 cusecs), Radhanagari (7,600 cusecs), Warna (20,000 cusecs) and Dudhganga (11,000 cusecs) water was discharged, he added.

UNI BBK SSS PR RN2249

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