Odisha CM To Make Aerial Survey Of Flood Affected Areas
Bhubaneswar (TF Bureau): Odisha Chief Minister (CM) Naveen Patnaik will make an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in the State today.
The CM is likely to take a stock of the situation during the aerial survey and may have a meeting (virtual) with the Special Relief Commissioner later on preparedness, damage assessment and other issues.
As many as 20 districts have been affected by the flood – Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Boudh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur and Jharsuguda.
The other districts are Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Puri, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Sundergarh.
As per latest reports, water from Mahanadi river has inundated roads in Khurda as water flowing 1 ft over Khurda-Bolangir National Highway 57 between Baghmari-Sarua. Communication had been disrupted in the area.
Meanwhile, inflow of water into Mahanadi River from the upper catchment areas today decreased following which the Hirakud dam authorities closed four more sluice gates of the reservoir.
The excess water from the reservoir is now discharged through 36 of the 64 sluice gates of the Dam.