Heavy rains continue to log in Gujarat; CM Rupani announces Rs 4 lakh ex gratia to kin of flood victims

With certain parts of South Gujarat experiencing heavy rains and inundation since morning, the water levels in the swollen city of Vadodara in the Central Gujarat have started receding at a slow pace.

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Surat, while specifically witnessing a heavy downpour, the school and colleges have been closed due to waterlogging and several Air India and SpiceJet flights have been diverted to Ahmedabad. “The Tapi River has also breached its capacity this morning”, the official confirmed.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani meanwhile, met flood affected people in Vadodara and reviewed the situation, while Deputy CM Nitin Patel visited Sir Sayajirao General hospital that was flooded during the rain.

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Rupani also announced Rs 4 lakh ex gratia to the kin of those killed in the floods and compensation for those who lost their belongings. The IMD in the early hours however, have released an alert of heavy rainfall in the South Gujarat, konkan belt of Maharashtra and North Goa.


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