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Major UP Rivers Flow Above Danger Mark, 536 Villages In 16 Districts Hit By Flood

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Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh continued to circulation above the hazard mark. (Representational)

Lucknow:

Major rivers in Uttar Pradesh continued to circulation above the hazard mark at some locations of the state the place 536 villages in 16 districts have been hit by floods, officers stated on Wednesday.

The Sharda river in Lakhimpur Kheri’s Palia Kalan, the Saryu river at Barabanki’s Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya and Ballia’s Turtipar, and the Rapti at Gorakhpur’s Bird Ghat had been flowing above the purple mark, Relief Commissioner Sanjay Goyal stated.

He stated Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has requested senior officers to take care of strict vigil on all bridges and embankments.

As of now, all bridges and embankments had been protected. There are reviews of some downside in embankment on Saryu (Ghaghra) in Ballia which is being attended to, Mr Goyal stated.

Sixteen groups of the NDRF, SDRF and provincial armed constabulary (PAC) have been deployed for search and rescue works. Besides 2728 boats have additionally been deployed for rescue operations.

The chief minister has directed officers that vigil be maintained on the water degree of all rivers and other people be shifted to safer areas properly prematurely. He has stated that social distancing be maintained in shelters arrange in flood affected areas.

A complete of 160 flood shelters have been arrange within the state. As many as 657 flood chowkis have additionally been arrange, the reduction commissioner stated.

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