Thursday, September 13, 2012

3 bridges in Bidar submerged

Three bridges in Bidar District were submerged today snapping road traffic between Bidar and Aurad Taluks following huge quantity of water released from Danegaon Dam in Maharashtra into River Majra.

Authorities said the Dam had reached the maximum level following heavy downpower in the catchment areas during the last few days. More than 18 villages have been affected by the excessive water release from the Dam. Bidar Police control room officials said water was overflowing across Tuggan, Kongali and Sayagaon bridges.

More than seven feet of water was flowing on Tuggan and Kongali Bridge. Six feet water was flowing on Sayagaon Bridge, officials said. Heavy police bandobast was posted in these places. Police personnel were watching both sides of all bridges and stopped movement of vehicles and people across these bridges.