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Tag: Waterlogging

House lifted by 4-feet in Odisha's Balasore
Odisha Man Jacks Up House By 4 Feet To Escape Flooding

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."

Waterlogging in Berhampur
Heavy Rainfall Causes Severe Waterlogging In Berhampur

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.

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Congress Protest In Rourkela
Rain Fury In Odisha: Congress Workers Release Fish On Waterlogged Over Bridge In Rourkela

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

Odisha Village Goes Under Water Due To Rainwater Harvesting Plan Folly
Odisha Village Goes Under Water As Rainwater Harvesting Plan Goes Haywire

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.

Delhi Rains
Rainfall Causes Waterlogging, Traffic Jams In Delhi

Rains resulted in waterlogging which caused long traffic snarls in many areas of Delhi.

Bhubaneswar Water-logging: Locals Blame Poor Drainage System For Never-Ending Issue!

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.

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Monsoon Triggers Heavy Rain In Cuttack-Bhubaneswar
Monsoon Triggers Heavy Rain In Cuttack-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.

Waterlogging in Bhubaneswar
MP Aparajita Sarangi Bats For Clean Bhubaneswar With No Civic Problems

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 Civic Body Makes Rs 42cr Plan To Avoid Waterlogging

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 […]

Heavy Rainfall Warning: Odisha Collectors Put On Alert

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 […]

Waterlogging In Bhubaneswar: Three Persons Swept Away

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 […]

Smart City Or A Temporary Pond! Water-logging Woes Return To Bhubaneswar

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 […]

Incessant Rain Triggers Flood-Like Situation In Odisha Districts

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 […]

Flood Situation Yet To Improve In Odisha

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 […]

Heavy rainfall wreaks havoc in Bolangir

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 […]

Elderly woman dies after falling into overflowing drain in Smart City Bhubaneswar

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 […]

Heavy rain hits normal life in Odisha; to continue for next 24 hours

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 […]

Delay in construction of bridges raises monsoon woes in Malkangiri

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) […]

Ahead of monsoon, govt gears up to keep waterlogging at bay in State Capital

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 […]

Cyclone Titli: Odisha Govt grappling to tackle post-cyclone situation in Odisha

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 […]

Locals block IOCL main road over waterlogging

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 […]

Weather Alert: Odisha to experience more rain in next 24 hours

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 […]

National Highway cut to drain out water from Sujata Nagar in Puri

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 […]

Plight of Sujat Nagar & Matitota residents worsens as more rains lash Puri

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 […]

Incessant rain cripples normal life in Bhadrak

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 […]

Post Rath Yatra, Puri streets continue to remain waterlogged

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 district admin braces up to deal with waterlogging issue

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 […]

Amid looming flood threat, Odisha put on alert

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 […]

Tuition teacher dies after being swept away in drain water

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 […]

Congress gheraoes CMC office over waterlogging

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 […]

Heavy rainfall triggers waterlogging in front of Iskcon temple yet again

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 […]

CMC council meeting
Congress corporators create ruckus during CMC council meet

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 […]

Heavy rain cripples normal life in Odisha

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 […]

Many areas across Delhi-NCR water-logged after incessant rains

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 […]

SonU Song Congress
Bhubaneswar waterlogging: Congress targets BMC with ‘Sonu Song’

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 […]

After deluge, BMC to revive natural drainage channels

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 […]

Op-Ed: Forget Smart City; Fix the Drainage First

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 […]

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Heavy rain lashes Sambalpur, throws normal life out of gear

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 […]

Puri Waterlogging
Heavy rain brings Odisha to halt; Normal life hit in Twin City

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 […]

Amid 'NHAI snub,' Odisha to solve Bhubaneswar waterlogging problem on its own

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 […]