Kolhapur, Aug 5: With main Panchganga river flowing in an extreme flood situation, district administration called a National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) team from Pune with taking guess of likely severe flood situation, an official informed on Monday. According to Sanjay Shinde, Residential district collector, who taking stock of severe flood situation round the clock, this morning that district administration has officially called NDRF team from Pune, which has already left, to face any likely severe challenge of flood situation following rapidly raising water level of Panchaganga river, which stood 46.2 feet at Rajaram bandhara at 9am, in Kasba Bavda, a suburb of the city.
Shinde said that total 11,400 cusec water discharging from Radhanagari irrigation dam from total seven automatic doors of the dam. While with looped by flooding water to three national highways including Kolhapur-Ratnagiri, Kolhapur-Gaganbavda and Kolhapur-Gargoti, all vehicle traffic were standstill. With submerged by flood water on Rukadi railway bridge, railway service from Khspur to other places, were suspended from last night. With barged flooding water in various places in city areas, total 3,930 peoples from 958 families has been shifted at safe places.
The vehicular traffic to Kokan area, which closed from last three days,remained standstill following submerged with flood water at Kerli and Balinga on Ratnagiri and Gaganbavda highway respective. Traffic also suspected to Sangli and Miraj following flood water came on Kolhapur-Sangli highway. District collector Daulat Desai appealed to peoples residing on the banks of flooding rivers in low lying areas to be alert for any emergency situation .
Total 94 bandharas were overflowing with flooding water of many rivers. Considering the heavy rainfall and warning for Monday, Mr Desai isdued an order to remained closed all schools including primary and secondary and colleges today. (UNI)