Ujjain. Ujjain became watery on Wednesday due to incessant rain. Gambhir Dam, the main center of water supply in the city, was filled to its full capacity of 2250 million cubic feet (mcft). The Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) says that they now have enough water to supply the city throughout the year. It is to be known that since August 5, it is raining continuously in Indore, Dewas and Ujjain. As a result of this Mokshadayini Shipra river is continuously flowing in spate. On the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday, the water of the river crossed Ramghat and reached Dharamsala in Ramanujkot and Bombaywala. Due to this, all the temples and small bridges of the ghat remained submerged in water throughout the day. In the evening the water reached the big bridge. At the same time, due to the opening of the gates of Yashwant Sagar Dam in Indore, the serious dam was filled to the fullest in the early hours. Due to the continuous inflow of water, the PHE opened three gates of the dam to protect the dam and left the extra water to meet in Shipra. Collector Ashish Singh issued an alert as a public safety in the downstream area of the river. Instructions were given to the concerned SDM to install berigate on the bridge and culvert including the dam and deploy the watchman. The order was followed immediately and barricades have been put up everywhere till evening.
Shipra touching the big bridge
The water of Shipra river flowed by touching the big bridge built near Chakratirth on Shipra river on Wednesday evening. Thousands of people reached the banks of the river to see this sight. Remember that the situation Chhota bridge is covered in Shipra for the last five days.
43.4 mm of rain in 24 hours, so far 575 mm
In the last 24 hours, Ujjain received 43.4 mm of rainfall. With this, the total figure of rainfall this season has increased to 575 mm. According to Jiwaji Observatory, the rainy season is valid till 30 September. The average rainfall of Ujjain is 906 mm. The Meteorological Department has also issued a warning of heavy rain on Thursday.
Three cars rammed into the river, pulled out by crane
Three cars parked in front of Bombaywala Dharamshala got drowned in the water of the river overnight. When people saw the car from the roof of Dharamshala in the morning, they informed the police. The traffic police pulled the three cars out of the water with the help of a crane and some people.
Water filled many houses in Shakkarvasa village
Due to being drains and drains chowk, all the rain water including the road was filled in the houses and shops of the people. The situation in Shakkarvasa village, adjacent to the Shipra river, was very bad. Water was filled till knees in many houses here. In such a situation, people had to face trouble. The relief team of the Municipal Corporation remained mobilized till late in the evening to help the people. Officers also reached there to improve the system. Similar situation prevailed in down stream colonies of Indore Road, Dewas Road and Sudarshan Nagar near Shantigar, near Piplinaka Zone Office, Nai Road, Kamal Colony Colony.
By 8 o’clock in the morning, three gates were opened.
PHE Assistant Engineer Rajiv Shukla said that till 8 am, three gates of Gambhir Dam had been opened one each. These gates remained open throughout the day. The water of the dam continued to flow into the Shipra river. Presently Gambhir Dam is being maintained at 2130 MCFT water storage capacity.
Serious dam was filled on 24th September last year
Last year, Gambhir Dam was filled to the fullest on 24 September. Earlier in the year 2020, the dam was filled to full capacity on 22 August. In the last 10 years, in the years 2014 and 2017, the Gambhir Dam was not filled to full capacity. This year was a year of water crisis. Due to circumstance, the Municipal Corporation had supplied water to the city except one day throughout the year.