On the cost-effectiveness of the house raising facility, Prince Sisodia, a worker of engaged in the project said, "It is quite cheap as compared to the entire cost of constructing an entirely new building."
Heavy downpour left several areas in the silk city waterlogged. Not just Berhampur, after incessant rainfall for two days, many places in Ganjam district suffered the same fate.
The Congress members on Wednesday released fishes on the waterlogged STI overbridge protesting the civic body's lacklustre attitude towards the drainage system in the Steel City
A poorly conceived plan by some villagers to store rainwater in an alleged attempt to avail loans under a government scheme has resulted in the inundation of the entire village in Bhadrak district of Odisha.
Rains resulted in waterlogging which caused long traffic snarls in many areas of Delhi.
On Tuesday, sudden incessant rainfall in parts of the twin cities of Odisha threw normal life out of gear. The heavy downpour resulted in water logging at several low-lying areas in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar had issued heavy rain warning for several parts of the State including the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar: Taking into consideration the demand of citizens for a clean Bhubaneswar, MP Aparajita Sarangi has shot a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik drawing his attention for the formulation of a comprehensive master plan to address the recurrent waterlogging and drainage problems in the smart city prevalent during the rainy season. The Parliamentarian from Bhubaneswar […]
Berhampur: Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has prepared a Rs 42 crore plan for solving waterlogging problem triggered by rain in some pockets of the south Odisha city, a senior official said. The civic body has already submitted the proposals comprising 23 projects to the state government, the official said. About Rs 34.33 crore is estimated […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday issued an advisory to Collectors of several districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD). As per the latest IMD bulletin, a low pressure area lies over North Odisha and neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above […]
Bhubaneswar: One spell of heavy rain in Bhubaneswar and the whole smart city seems to become a death trap for citizens with waterlogging choking the drains and roads. Incessant rain last night created an artificial flood-like situation near Utkal Villa in the Acharya Vihar area where 3 persons on a motorcycle were swept away. As […]
Bhubaneswar: A mere spell of rain and it seemed the capital city ‘facilitated’ its denizens with free swimming classes today. Many commuters were left in lurch on busy roads while a few vehicles were found floating in water in the low-lying areas. Needless to say, water-logging woes have once again returned to haunt the residents […]
Sundergarh/Balasore: Incessant rain in past few days has trigerred flood-like situation in several parts of Odisha including Sundergarh and Balasore districts. Under the impact of heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas, the water level is rising in Brahmani river. However, the administration has ruled out occurrence of a full-fledged flood in the area. Several […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government has claimed that there is no threat of flood in the State after the water level in Mahanadi river and its distributaries receded, many areas in Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts are still waterlogged. After a sudden increase in the water level of Rajua river yesterday evening, most […]
Bolangir: There seems to be no respite for Bolangir district from the nature’s wrath as close on the heels of a drought-like situation, incessant rainfall is wreaking havoc in the district. In Bolangir town, schools, hospitals, residential buildings, and government offices have been severely flooded by rainwater. The flood-affected locals have alleged that they are […]
Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Jaydev Vihar area as an elderly woman died after allegedly falling into an open drain here on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as T Akamma of Salia Sahi area of the city. As per reports, the incident occurred due to acute waterlogging following thundershowers that lashed the Smart City this […]
Bhubaneswar/Cuttack/Puri: The Low Pressure Area (LPA) over Northwest Bay of Bengal has intensified into a well-marked low pressure under the impact of which, almost all parts of the State have been witnessing heavy spells of rainfall since Monday. The Regional Meteorological Science Centre of IMD in Bhubaneswar predicted that under the influence of the well-marked […]
Malkangiri: With the arrival of monsoon in Odisha, the unwarranted delay in construction of three bridges in Malkangiri has raised fear of waterlogging among residents of the district. Due to low-lying bridges in many areas of the district, waterlogging has become a major issue for the locals. To resolve it, Public & Works Department (PWD) […]
Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the rainy season this year, the State government has got into action mode to avoid waterlogging in the State capital. Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena and Bhubaneswar-Central legislator Anant Narayan Jena on Tuesday undertook a field visit to review the drainage situation in the city. Both of them also held talks with […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though Odisha government ensured ‘zero’ casualty when cyclone ‘Titli’ struck, lack of preparedness on part of authorities to gauge the impact after its landfall was exposed in a day as most parts of the state are experiencing flood-like situation plus waterlogging that has affected many urban areas following heavy downpour in the last […]
Paradip: Vehicular movement along the IOCL main road came to a standstill after locals blocked the road protesting lack of efforts on the part of concerned authorities to address waterlogging problems in five moujas of Jagantsinghpur. “We blocked the IOCL road to protest waterlogging in our area. We are marooned and it’s too hard to […]
Bhubaneswar: After normal life in several parts of Odisha was thrown out of gear following incessant rain in the past 48 hours, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar’s prediction of more rains in the interior pockets of the State has created panic among people. As per the latest forecast, the low pressure over Bay of Bengal […]
Puri: Thousands of residents of waterlogged Sujata Nagar in Ward number 1 under Puri municipality finally heaved a sigh of relief after a team led by district authorities cut the National Highway to drain out water from the area late last night. According to sources, a 5-feet wide cut was made on the national highway […]
Puri: Incessant rains triggered by formation of low pressure over North-west Bay of Bengal have added to the waterlogging woes at Sujat Nagar and Matitota in Ward number 1 of the municipality. As per reports, at least 16 families in the two localities have been forced to leave their houses. Worth mentioning that Sujat Nagar […]
Bhadrak: Incessant rains triggered by a low pressure system over Bay of Bengal has left many blocks and low lying areas in the district waterlogged. Thousands of hectares of agricultural fields in 348 revenue villages in different blocks of the district have been left submerged due to the downpour. As per reports Dhamnagar block in […]
Puri: The whole of Puri was flooded with rain water during Rath Yatra. But for the residents of Matitota and Sujat Nagar here, the situation has remained unchanged over the past one and half months as these areas have been grappling with waist-deep water ever since the season of rainfall started. The local residents have […]
Cuttack: In a bid to resolve the waterlogging issue in Cuttack, officials of the district administration on Sunday decided to revive the Taladanda canal. District Collector Arvind Agarwal along with officials of different departments today took stock of the situation at Taladanda canal and other important drains in the city and informed that a masterplan […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held discussions with the concerned officials today and reviewed the possible flood situation in the State, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi. “A review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held on tackling the possible flood situation. CM directed all the district collectors to remain alert and take all […]
Bhubaneswar: A private tuition teacher died after being swept away by an overflowing drain in Ganganagar area here on Monday evening. The deceased identified as Harihar Patnaik (55) was returning home at around 8.30 pm when the mishap took place. Patnaik was crossing an uncovered drain overflowing with rainwater when he slipped into the waters […]
Cuttack: Hundreds of Congress activists led by the party’s Cuttack city president Mohammed Moquim today staged dharna and gheraoed the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) office over alleged financial irregularities and waterlogging in the city. The Congress members demanded immediate intervention to address the poor drainage system in the city. The agitators rued that CMC Commissioner […]
Bhubaneswar: The recent eviction and demolition drive carried out by the civic body authorities to tackle waterlogging issues in the Nayapalli area seem to have failed in achieving the desired result as heavy rains once again left the road near Iskcon temple along the National Highway grappling with acute inundation problems. Heavy downpour triggered by […]
Cuttack: Tension ran high during the special council meeting of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) held on Friday after Congress corporators staged demonstration over the alleged failure of the civic body to tackle waterlogging in the city. Demanding the resignation of CMC commissioner Bikash Mohapatra and Mayor Meenakshi Behera, Congress corporators raised slogans which led to […]
Bhubaneswar: Educational institutions were closed, roads snapped at several places and normal life was thrown out of gear in many parts of Odisha today following heavy rains since last 24 hours. Low lying areas in almost all disctricts including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar remained waterlogged due to the incessant rain triggered by […]
New Delhi/Noida: The heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning improved the weather, but caused trouble for commuters as many areas were water-logged. Though the rains brought respite from the humid conditions and brought down the mercury, the water-logged roads and potholes brought traffic to a halt in many areas, even as the traffic police […]
Bhubaneswar: Remember the old Marathi folk song- ‘Sonu tula mazyawar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu, don’t you trust me) that went viral on social media? The satirical song is back and this time it is the Bhubaneswar district Congress which has come up with a video to highlight the waterlogging woes that the Smart City Bhubaneswar […]
Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism over widespread flooding in smart city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has now decided to act tough on individuals and institutions for illegal encroachments on natural drainage channels. BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena informed that already 10 sensitive and vulnerable points have been identified while special measures would be taken to clear […]
The ‘Smart City’ had never seen anything like it before. Marooned people being rescued by fire and ODRAF personnel; bikes, cars and even buses with passengers floating in water bang in the middle of busy roads; people having to move upstairs after inundation of the ground floor and going without electricity, food and drinking water […]
Sambalpur: Heavy monsoon rains continued to lash Sambalpur today throwing normal life out of gear in many parts of the district. The Meteorological department has predicted ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ in the next 24 hours. As the heavy downpour continued since yesterday, several streets were flooded while some houses in the low lying areas […]
Bhubaneswar: Incessant rainfall over the last 24 hours due to the low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal has thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha including the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Several areas in Cuttack have been waterlogged following heavy downpour since last night while water has rushed into […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari citing inaction on the part of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in providing water discharge facilities along the national highway in Bhubaneswar, Odisha government has decided to construct drainage systems on its own to tackle waterlogging. In a […]