Water receding in Hati, another river rising in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Though water level of river Hati has been gradually receding, it is on a rise in the Tel, another major river of flood hit Kalahandi district, official sources said.

Two blocks of Kalahandi district were affected by the flood as water continued to flow on roads. Low lying areas were still submerged by the flood water of the Hati.

Flood water was flowing about three feet above a river bridge at Junagarh disrupting road communication for the second consecutive day today on the NH-201.

Hundreds of cars, trucks and buses were lined up in both side of the bridge, the sources said.

Water level from marooned villages of Biripur, Matikhal, Balichada, Karmeli, Bankapala, Temra and Paruaguda of Kalampur block and Kotengaon, Chikli, Talmala, Sahajkana, Bargaon Malipada and Habaspur under Junagarh was gradually receding.

In Paruaguda village of Kalampur block, free relief for 500 villagers was arranged by the district administration.

Kalahandi collector Gobind Chandra Sethi visited the several marooned villages in Kalampur and Junagarh blocks.