Rajasthan: Cyclone Biparjoy, which emerged from the Arabian Sea, is wreaking havoc in Rajasthan after Gujarat. Due to its effect, heavy rains have continued in many areas of the state for the last 36 hours, causing flood-like conditions. Heavy rains threw life out of gear in many districts including Barmer, Sirohi, Banswara, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Pali, Ajmer, Kota. Some areas of these districts have received 10 to 13 inches (one foot) of rain so far.
Intermittent rain continued on Saturday. Blackout has been done in about 500 villages of 174 gram panchayats of Barmer district. In view of the rains in Mount Abu of Sirohi district, all the high altitude routes including trekking, sunset point, traverse tank have been closed. Due to heavy rains, the roads leading to Guru Shikhar have also been closed. NDRF team has been deployed due to water logging in Derby Colony of Jodhpur city. The administration is getting the water emptied by installing pumps. Due to the rains, power supply has been stopped in 25 villages of Dungarpur district.
In the last 24 hours, 12 mm of rain has been recorded in Barmer. Sirohi has recorded 27 mm of rain since last night. Rainfall ranging from one to 30 mm was measured in Jodhpur, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Tonk, Rajsamand and other districts. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi and Pali.
Today and tomorrow the weather will be like this
According to the Jaipur Meteorological Center, the cyclone will weaken into a depression after coming near Jodhpur, Pali border during the next 6 to 8 hours. It is likely to remain as a depression (as a depression) till Sunday afternoon. Anticipating extremely heavy rains in Pali, Rajsamand, Ajmer, Bhilwara, this red alert has been issued on Sunday. While Orange Alert has been issued in Sirohi, Udaipur, Chittor, Tonk Nagaur and Jodhpur. On June 19, the effect of this cyclone will be strong in Sawai Madhopur, Karauli and Baran districts and there may be heavy rains, due to which orange alert has been issued for these districts. Yellow alert has been issued for Bundi, Kota, Dausa, Bharatpur and Dhaulpur districts.
14 trains passing through Barmer were canceled
Railways has canceled 14 trains passing through Barmer. Two teams of SDRF have been called in Jodhpur. These teams will be deployed in Pali, Sirohi and nearby districts including Jodhpur.
Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Jodhpur Railway Division Vikas Kheda said that 04841/04842, Jodhpur-Bhildi-Jodhpur Express, 14893/14894, Jodhpur-Palanpur-Jodhpur Express, 04881/04882, Barmer-Munabav-Barmer Express, 14895/14896, Jodhpur-Barmer-Jodhpur-Express, 04839/04840, Jodhpur-Barmer-Jodhpur Express and train service 04843/04844, Jodhpur-Barmer-Jodhpur Express will remain canceled on June 18 as well. Railways has also canceled 14 trains passing through Barmer.
Meteorologists are considering this cyclone as a more dangerous cyclone than the Tau-Te storm that came in the year 2021 and the cyclone that came in 1998. Because at that time there was not much rain in Rajasthan.
Written by – AMAN KISHOR / Post Alok Kumar