Heavy Rainfall in Madhya Pradesh Disrupts Daily Life, Helicopter Rescues Underway
Incessant rainfall has thrown normal life into disarray across Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain district is experiencing continuous downpours, leading to the overflowing of the Shipra River, while the mighty Chambal River is also swelling, causing concern. In addition, the Chamla River’s overflow in the Badnagar tehsil has left several villages submerged in water.
In a dramatic rescue operation, a pregnant woman named Mala and her husband were airlifted by a helicopter from the water-encircled Semliya village, near Badnagar. Meanwhile, approximately 50 people are still stranded in Dangwada village, also in Badnagar, awaiting rescue efforts by the administration.
To aid in the rescue efforts, a group of 300 Home Guards and NDRF personnel from the entire Badnagar tehsil have organized a rescue mission. The administration had arranged for a helicopter to be brought in from Pune to rescue three individuals trapped in Badnagar.
The situation in Ujjain, especially around the Shipra River and its vicinity, remains grim due to flooding. Collector Kumar Purushottam, Municipal Commissioner Roshan Kumar Singh, and Mayor Mukesh Tatwal have been conducting extensive tours of the affected areas in Ujjain. They have been coordinating food distribution at relief camps and deploying rescue teams to shift people from vulnerable areas.
Ujjain city is grappling with widespread inundation, and those at risk have been directed to safety locations like Dharmashalas. The Mahakal Temple Management Committee is ensuring food arrangements for these individuals, while employees of the temple and the municipal corporation are actively engaged in food distribution efforts.
The situation in Madhya Pradesh remains fluid as rescue operations continue in various regions affected by the heavy rainfall. Authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected population.