In North Bihar, the flood-erosion crisis due to fluctuations in the water level of rivers still persists in many districts. On Sunday, flood water entered more than half a dozen mohallas of Darbhanga city as Bagmati’s water level rose. Water has reached from one to two feet in many mohallas including Bela, Jalan College area, Naya Gharari, in the western part of the city.
The situation in many other mohallas has become critical due to flood waters coming from NH 57. Flood waters have been spreading in the adjoining areas of Darbhanga for many days, people are facing a lot of problems due to non-availability of boat facilities. On the other hand, there is an increased risk of traffic disruptions due to water logging on the Kamatoul-Bharwada road in Singhwara block. Hanumannagar block is not taking the name of reducing flood water, it has caused problems for the people.
Kesariya block of East Champaran still remains flood prone. In urban areas also, people are scared due to increasing flood water. At the same time, there is some relief from the decrease in the level of Gandak in Chatia. On the other hand, 142100 cusecs of water has been released in Gandak on Sunday from Valmikinagar Barrage. Right now Gandak’s situation is normal, West Champaran is in trouble. Nevertheless, due to the rains in the Terai areas since Sunday evening, the people of Diyara have once again increased their concern.
In Muzaffarpur, flood water is draining rapidly. People have got relief from floods in Aurai-Katra and other blocks. However, flood water has accumulated in hundreds of houses. Due to this, a large number of people have taken shelter in safe places. The water level of the Gandak river remained below the danger mark on Sunday. The Water Resources Department recorded the water level of the Gandak River at Rewaghat 53.71, the danger mark here is at 54.41 meters. At the same time, Budhi Gandak remained above the danger mark in Sikanderpur. Here the water level of the river is 52.97 meters while the danger mark is set at 52.53 meters.