Heavy rains pound parts of Gujarat on 2nd day; roads flooded, high alert for 37 reservoirs as rivers swell
Sabarkantha, Mahisagar, Aravalli, Mehsana, and Banaskantha in north Gujarat as well as Junagadh in Saurashtra received more than 100 mm of rainfall in eight hours since Monday morning, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said.
Due to heavy showers in its catchment areas, the Sardar Sarovar Dam has reached 58 per cent of its water capacity, according to officials.
The copious rains led to the flooding of roads, and waterlogging at marketplaces, making commuting difficult in urban areas, they said.
With the water level of many rivers rising, the administration has sounded high alert for at least 37 reservoirs.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast widespread rainfall across the western state in the next 24 hours, an official said.