Heavy rains disrupt road communication

Malkangiri: Intermittent rains in the district induced by low pressure have brought vehicular traffic into a grinding halt in many parts of Malkangiri and Koraput districts.

Many houses in Pangam area of district are water logged due to heavy rains. Road communication from Jeypore, Kalimela and Balimela to Malkangiri district headquarters has been disrupted as rain water is flowing on MV 11 bridge. Water level in Poteru and other rivers is increasing.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday talked to four district collectors including Malkangiri over the flood situation and asked them to report of losses within a week.