Bhupendra Patel held a high-level meeting to review the flood situation, relief, and rescue work in Saurashtra's Rajkot and Jamnagar due to heavy rains on Monday, as he took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The Chief Minister has directed to call five teams of NDRF from Bathinda for Rajkot and Jamnagar. It rained heavily for ten hours in Saurashtra on Sunday night, due to which many areas were flooded. Up to two feet of water was flooded in the district panchayat building of Jamnagar.
The Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation in Rajkot and Jamnagar and inquired about the relief and rescue work from the Collector and Municipal Commissioner there. Chief Principal Secretary, Chief Minister's Office K Kailashnathan, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary AK Rakesh, Additional Chief Secretary, Chief Minister's Office MK Das, Relief Commissioner Adra Agarwal, and OSD to Chief Minister DH Shah were also present in the meeting with the Chief Minister.
It is being told that till now about 1200 people have been removed from near Aji Dam-II and sent to safer places. The Chief Minister has directed to call five teams of NDRF from Bathinda for Jamnagar and Rajkot. In the last phase of the monsoon, 161 tehsils of Gujarat are witnessing heavy rains. Monsoon is active for the last two to three days. Rajkot, Junagadh, and Jamnagar have received heavy rains since Sunday night.
Rajkot's Lodhika recorded 21 inches, Junagadh's Visavadar 15 inches, Jamnagar's Kalavad 15 inches, Padhari, Gondal seven inches each. More than a dozen dams in Saurashtra have overflowed. These include Ajido Dam, Fuljhar-II, Und Dam-I and II, Balbhadi, Ajichar, Wodijung, Ranjit Sagar, Umiya Sagar, Vagadia Dam. It must be noted that even before this monsoon, Gujarat has suffered a lot due to rains and floods.