Rain gods show no mercy, city on alert mode

Lucknow: With heavy rains in the state capital, everything came to a standstill on Thursday. Roads were overflowing with water, there were trees uprooted, rains soaked every bit of the city and there were cars either fallen in the roads caved in or there was a car or two atop a divider. Meanwhile many had to struggles to wade paste waste deep water to reach their destination. Due to continuous heavy rains, District Magistrate Lucknow Abhishek Prakash has issued instructions. In view of the continuous heavy rains since the night of 15 September, the District Magistrate has issued an alert and given instructions.

He has strictly said that people should get out of the house only when there is an urgent need, avoid going to congested traffic jam areas, stay away from open electric wire poles, Municipal Corporation helpline number 6389 300 137 / 13 for any civic problem like waterlogging, plantation etc. For electrical breakdown on 89 300 138 / 6389 30139, register a problem on the helpline number 19 12 and for any other problem on the number 0512- 4523 000 of the Integrated Control Command Center and wait patiently for disposal.

In the meantime, the Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rain alert in about 30 districts for two days on 16 and 17 September. These include Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Barabanki, Sultanpur, Mathura, Sitapur, Ayodhya, Moradabad, Shamli, Varanasi, Sambhal, Bulandshahr, Bijnor. , Amroha, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Prayagraj, Baghpat, Hapur, Meerut, Shahjahanpur, Hamirpur, Ballia, Jalaun, Etawah, Lalitpur, Farrukhabad and Auraiya are included.

Fearing a serious scenario from the weather point of view even the schools are shut.

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