Hundreds of commuters were stranded after heavy rain triggered landslides on the Jammu-Rajouri highway on Wednesday. Traffic on the route remained affected for many hours due to landslides, leaving commuters stranded.
Several parts of the state have been receiving heavy rain for the past few days.
HEAVY SPELLS CONTINUE IN UTTAR PRADESH
Nine more people died in the last 24 hours (from 6 pm on Monday till 6 pm on Tuesday), as heavy rains continued to lash Uttar Pradesh for the third day, taking the death toll to 28. Roof collapses, cases of drowning and deaths due to lightning were reported in parts of the state.
In the past 48 hours, more than 100 mm of rainfall was recorded in seven districts of the state and 10 other districts recorded 50 mm of rain, a senior official said. Certain parts of Bahraich and Barabanki received over 250 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours.
Heavy rain is likely in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh till September 14 while light rains will continue till September 17, an official of the relief commissioner’s office said, reported news agency PTI.
The western region of Uttar Pradesh is also likely to get rain and showers till September 17, though there is an alert for lightning over the state till September 15.
RAIN ALERT IN OTHER STATES
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy downpours in many parts of the country till September 17.
A fresh low-pressure area is brewing over the Bay of Bengal and due to it, heavy rains are likely in parts of Odisha till September 15, IIMD said. The low-pressure area would form over the Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours, it said.
Widespread rains, accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning, are likely in some districts over the next two-three days, it added.
(With inputs from Sunil Bhatt, PTI)