Roads submerged, all schools shut as rain batters Ahmedabad

Heavy rainfall lashed Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, leading to severe waterlogging and normal life has come to a standstill. The district administration has ordered the closure of schools of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday in view of the incessant rainfall.

The city is still receiving heavy rainfall due to which underpass roads have submerged. Incessant rains lashed south and central Gujarat and around 1,500 people had to evacuated from low-lying areas.

Several roads, bridges and causeways were damaged and flooded with rain water, affecting the movement of people in the affected areas.

The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next five days in the Dang, Navsari and Valsad districts of Gujarat. Police officials have been roped in for the evacuation of people and no deaths have been reported till now.


Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel chaired a high-level meeting at the state emergency operation centre. The chief minister held a meeting with top officials, collectors and CS Pankaj Kumar to review the work being done to deal with the situation arising due to heavy rains in South Gujarat, including Chhota Udepur. Chhota Udepur received 433 mm of rainfall in just 12 hours till 6 pm on Sunday.

The chief minister reviewed the situation of six districts, mainly Chhota Udepur, Dang, Narmada, Valsad, Navsari and Panchmahal. Bhupendra Patel gave instructions to ensure arrangements for safe evacuation of people living in low lying areas and kachcha houses. The chief minister said that proper arrangements for food and medicine have to be provided for the people.

A total of 3,250 people have been evacuated in Gujarat, including 400 in Chhotaudaipur, 550 in Navsari and 470 in Valsad. As the MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall for the next two days, the chief minister has asked all district collectors to be ready for the evacuation of more people.


At present, 13 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams and 16 State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in the state. One platoon of SDRF has left from Vadodra to Chhotaudaipur for relief and rescue operations.

Over 388 roads are closed in Gujarat due to heavy rains. The chief minister has instructed the road and building department and concerned district administration to start repair work for vehicular operations to resume at the earliest.

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In the past ten hours, six districts have recorded heavy rainfall and the chief minister has asked to take immediate action and relocate people if the need arises.

CM has asked to take immediate action and relocate people if needed. The situation improved in Valsad on Sunday as the water level receded, following which people started returning to their homes.

Several dams and rivers in the south and central Gujarat and Saurashtra have received heavy rains since Saturday. Many rivers are flowing near the danger mark.

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