Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ambala receives around 600 mm rainfall in three days

July 07, 2010 - The Hindu

Ambala, around 45 km from Chandigarh, has received around 600 mm rainfall in the last three days.

Ambala Rainfall
5th July – 174 mm
6th July – 191 mm
7th July – 197 mm

Major roads and rail tracks are flooded. Rivulets like Tangri near Ambala and Markanada were flowing above the danger mark. Few cracks have also appeared in the SYL canal in Kurukshetra where the water has crossed the danger mark and has entered many villages. "More enquiry counter to be opened at Ambala , the officer should show more maturity, " said Manish Tiwari , CPRO , Northern Railways.

Passengers in the Ambala Railway station are stranded as confusion still prevails as a result of the floods. "I have just arrived from Hissar, the train will start only by late evening. They may also cancel some trains, but what we expect is that at least they keep updating us about the trains services", said a stranded passenger. There was three to four feet of water at many places in Ambala, disrupting power supply and paralyzing normal life. Now the situation is under control,’ Ambala Deputy Commissioner S.P. Srow said.

Ambala, which is also a major army and air force base, remained under one to two feet of water. ‘No one from the administration is helping us. We don’t even have drinking water. All our household things have been damaged by water,’ said Savitri Devi, a resident of Ambala.

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