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Nashik: Incessant rains continue; River Godavari crosses danger mark

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 7:53 IST

River Godavari and other rivers in Nashik remained in spate for the fourth consecutive day after heavy rains lashed the district. Several prominent temples were also inundated due to floods.

According to a PTI report, over 100 people were rescued by the disaster management personnel from two flooded villages.

However, the flood situation in Godavari, which reportedly has crossed the danger mark, and rivers Darna, Kadva and other sub-rivers in Nashik district remained unchanged on 3 August.

The irrigation department released thousands of cusecs of water from Gangapur dam in Godavari, and also from Darna, Palkhed, Kadva and Valdevi dams at 9 am, today. Around 23,507 cusecs water was flowing under Ahilyabai Holkar bridge in Godavari as of now, officials said.

The police have also closed Ahilyabai Holkar bridge in Godavari after 23,507 cusecs of water started flowing under the bridge. Officials told PTI it was closed for vehicular traffic and have also urged people not to gather at the flooded sites.

Meanwhile, schools and colleges in the district will remain closed as a precautionary measure.

The Datta temple, Balaji temple, Maruti temple and Khanderay temple in the city were submerged as rains continued to pound the city.

The sub-rivers of Nasardi, Waghadi and Saraswati were also in spate due to heavy rains.

The report added that District Collector Radhakrishanan and Commissioner of Police S Jagannathan were now making efforts to monitor and take stock of the situation.

The disaster management centre in the collector's office was kept open round-the-clock, while an NDRF team is likely to arrive in Nashik from Pune to assist local administration.

Several prominent markets, residential areas and slums in the city were also waterlogged, throwing normal life out of gear.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 3 August 2016, 1:29 IST