Chandigarh: Moderate to Heavy rainfall from the past 24 hours lashed out the Tricity and have led to the waterlogged streets. The India Meteorological Department on Friday issued an alert for the heavy rainfall in Chandigarh and Punjab for the next 48-72 hours and exactly the same is happening. Although there seems to be the pause in the rainfall in Chandigarh and the native areas including Mohali, Punjab regions including Ludhiana and other districts are dealing with the continuous rainfall lashed out in the cities.
Likewise, the water level of Bhakra was recorded 1675 on Saturday, which is permissible to the level of 1680 ft. Following the release of 1,89,940 cusec of water from the Ropar Headwork, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma has ordered the Sub Divisional Magistrates Phillaur, Nakodar & Shahkot to get 81 low lying and flood-prone villages evacuated. Also, the Punjab Administration has alerted the District Commissioners to be on standby ahead of the heavy rainfall forecasted by IMD.
Meanwhile, the portion of the road in Balichowki area of Mandi district damaged due to continuous rainfall in the area, on Sunday. Similarly, the National Highway 5 was blocked following the landslide and the heavy rainfall in Ribba, Kinnaur. The national capital Delhi, also received rainfall last night, which led to the waterlogged street, in front of Municipal Corporation of Delhi Civic Center. Also, the movement of vehicular traffic has stopped near Chamba bus stand after a portion of the road was damaged due to continuous rainfall.