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After J&K heavy rainfall wreaks havoc in Gujarat, 5,300 people evacuated to safer places

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Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.
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    Vadodara: Heavy rains lashed many parts of central and north Gujarat during the last 24 hours, forcing the administration to move more than 5,300 people in Vadodara living near Vishwamitri river to safer places.

    About 5,300 people from several talukas like Savli, Dabhoi and Waghodiya of Vadodara district have been evacuated to safer places after moderate to heavy rain continued to lash the city and the district since September 8.

    As per reports, Savli taluka recorded 13 inches of rainfall during the past 24 hours. Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to the affected villages of this taluka.

    Similarly, around 500 people living in the low lying areas of Vadodara city have been moved to safer places, after the Vishwamitri river passing through the city touched the danger mark today.

    The water level in Vishwamitri river touched 26 feet at Kalaghoda bridge. Waterlevels at the Ajwa dam on the outskirts of the city also touched the danger mark at 215 feet today, due to heavy rains.

    After heavy rains in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel cancelled her public rally which was scheduled today for the forthcoming bypolls for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. She also held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar to review the situation after heavy rains lashed most parts of Gujarat during the past three days.

    Ms Patel asked power, road and building as well as health departments, to be alert and normalise the situation as soon as possible. At present, 125 villages do not have electricity, while 27 roads in nine districts are closed due to heavy rains, the official release said.

    Elsewhere in Bharuch, authorities took precautionary measures after the Sardar Sarovar Dam overflowed on September 8, resulting in constant increase in water levels of the Narmada river.

    "Seven villages in Ankleshwar and Jhagadiya talukas of Bharuch district have been alerted after a rise in Narmada river's water level. However, Narmada river's water level is is 21 feet in Bharuch, which is below the danger mark of 27 feet," Bharuch collector Vinod Rao told the media.

    Areas in North Gujarat, like Patan also received heavy rains, while Ahmedabad city received moderate rains. Due to development of a low pressure system in north- western Gujarat, most parts of the state are receiving moderate to heavy rain since last 24 hours, an official release said.

    According to figures provided by the state government, 210 taluks of state received considerable rain during last 24 hours ending this evening, highest being 271 mm in Halol town of Panchmahal in just one day. 171 out of 210 talukas in north, central, eastern and southern regions received heavy to very heavy rain during last 24 hours ending this evening.

    Himmatnagar and Prantij talukas of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat received 225 mm and 220 mm of rain respectively, during last one day, while Khambhat in Anand district received 227 mm, Savli in Vadodara 237 mm and Godhra in Panchmahal 221 mm.

    As per the figures provided by state Emergency Response Centre, north and central Gujarat regions have received maximum downpour with Patan and Sarswati talukas getting 180 mm of rainfall, Kankrej 194 mm, Bhiloda 195 mm and Siddhpur 158 mm.

    They are followed by Idar (152 mm), Mehsana (138 mm), Unjha (123 mm), Vijapur (128 mm), Mansa (125 mm), Balasinor (138 mm) and Dhrangadhra (124 mm).

    As per the government figures, Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada river, which overflowed yesterday, now holds 5265.84 million cubic meters of water, which is almost 100 per cent of it's capacity.

    Out of 202 dams and reservoirs in Gujarat, 23 dams were now full, including one in north Gujarat, three in central Gujarat, 3 in south Gujarat, and 16 in Saurashtra region.
    Image Courtesy: Bhaskar News
    Heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat has created flood-like situation is numerous parts of the state, NDRF team is on standby to evacuate and carry out rescue operations. 5,300 people have been evacuated so far.

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