Rains disrupt normal life in many districts of Jharkhand

Ranchi/Jamshedpur: Incessant rains disrupted normal life in Ranchi, East Singhbhum, Hazaribag, Bokaro and Giridih districts today as many rivers in the state were in spate.

The district administration of Ranchi, East Singhbhum, Hazaribagh, Bokaro and Giridih have declared school holiday tomorrow for students up to class 8 in view of incessant rains, official sources said.

Ranchi today received 70.8 mm of rainfall, the MeT sources said.

Many rivers including Damodar, Konar and Siwane were in spate owing to continuous rains since last four days.

The movement of traffic on Tati-Jharia, Hazaribag-Katakumsandi has been stalled, officials sources said, adding that many rivers were flowing over the bridges.

The local Met sources said Hazaribag has received 196.8 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, six sluice gates of Charowa Dam reservoir was opened today as it crossed the red level. Water-logging was reported from several parts of Hazaribag, including Hurhuru, Kumhartoli, Ramnagar, where several houses inundated.

Though the situation has improved compared to yesterday, the reports of water logging was pouring from parts of the Dalbhum sub-division, said

Normal life continued to be affected in the Jamshedpur, which has registered a record rainfall yesterday after several years, even though water level in Kharkhai and Swarnarekha rivers receded a bit today.

“We are monitoring the situation round the clock as heavy rain was predicted, Sub-Divisional Officer (Dhalbhum),” Prabhat Kumar said.

A Giridih district report stated that a diversion on Giridih-Dhanbad main road was washed away in the rain.

Normal life was also affected in Seraikela-Kharswan and West Singhbhum district due to continuous rains.