Ahmedabad Road cave in Sheila area after heavy rains in Gujarat


Ahmedabad:

A road collapsed in Gujarat's Ahmedabad today as heavy rain lashed the city, disrupting traffic movement and inundating low-lying areas. A video shared by news agency ANI shows a road torn apart due to heavy rains in Shela area of ​​the city. The video shows a large crater in the middle of the road.

The video shows that the middle of the road is potholed as water flows into the large pothole.

News agency PTI has reported quoting officials that several roads and underpasses have become inaccessible after floods in Surat, Bhoj, Vapi, Bharuch and Ahmedabad. According to the Meteorological Department, rain will continue in Gujarat for the next four days.

The Kerala unit of the Congress did not miss an opportunity to criticize the ruling BJP in the state after the road collapse incident came to light. He posted a video of the collapsed road and wrote, “Recently inaugurated an underground rainwater harvesting facility in Ahmedabad Smart City. It ensures that even a drop of water goes to the Arabian Sea. Don't go.” (sic)

Water accumulated in Ahmedabad, trees were uprooted.

According to a report by news agency PTI, due to heavy rain, waterlogging was also reported from Ahmedabad and Surat, and Pulsana taluka of Surat district received 153 mm of rain, which is the highest in the state in just ten hours. is more

In another incident, an uprooted tree fell on a car which broke down after heavy rains in Ahmedabad's KK Nagar.

Normal life was disrupted in Ahmedabad due to the rains as residents of the city faced difficulties in wading through knee-deep water even on major roads.

Other city scenes show a flooded kitchen and a man dragging his two-wheeler through a waterlogged road during the rain.

According to a PTI report, Ahmedabad city received 62 mm of rain between 6 am and 4 pm.

The rainwater collected in the underpass near Pathak Ashram was pumped out with the help of water bowsers. Pictures show the underpass near Pathak Ashram flooded with rainwater.

The situation was no different in Gujarat's Gandhinagar where a car fell into a ditch after a part of the road burst during the incessant rain today.

Why is it raining heavily in Gujarat?

According to the Meteorological Department, Gujarat is experiencing wet weather due to a cyclonic circulation in the Northeast Arabian Sea adjacent to the Saurashtra region. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain in all parts of the state for the next five days and has issued an orange alert for five districts.

Speaking to ANI, IMD scientist Pradeep Sharma said, “All parts of Gujarat will receive rain in the next 5 days. Very heavy rain warning has been issued for Saurashtra and some for today. Bharuch Orange alert has been issued for Surat, Nausari, Valsad and Dadra Nagar Haveli.”

The IMD said in a release that isolated places in south and central Gujarat and Saurashtra region are expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next two days. Valsad and Navsari districts of south Gujarat and Banaskantha district of north Gujarat are expected to receive significant rainfall on July 3 and 4.

About 43 talukas received more than 40 mm of rain in just 10 hours between 6 am and 4 pm on Sunday, while Pulsana taluka received 153 mm of rain, the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) said.

(with agency information)

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