Patna, Sep 28 : Normal life was thrown out of gear in the state capital and other districts today following overnight incessant heavy rainfall.
State principal secretary (disaster management department) Pratyay Amrit said here that residents of the state capital should not step out of their houses unless it was very necessary. He said all pump houses were functioning from last night itself to flush out water from low lying areas.
Mr Amrit said that arrangement had also been made to shift people to safer places and also to their relatives' houses if they wished so through tractors and buses.
Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi ordered suspension of academic activities at all government and private schools till September 30 in view of heavy downpour.
Residents of the state capital are being forced to trudge through waist deep water in low lying localities of the state capital.
Office goers too faced serious difficulties due to water logging in various parts of the state capital.
Rain water has also entered the residence of deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Rajendra Nagar locality of the state capital. School authorities have been directed to inform guardians about the suspension of academic activities through SMS.Rain water entered Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna City locality.Administration has issued round the clock control rooms having numbers- 0612-19810, 2294204 and 2294205.(UNI)