Bhopal: Heavy rains since Sunday in various parts of Madhya Pradesh have thrown day-to-day life out of gear, with road connectivity in several places cut-off for long hours.
     
Narmada river at Hoshangabad crossed the danger mark and was flowing two-feet above it, official sources said this evening.
     
The road link with famous hill station Pachmari and Betul was disrupted due to the rising Denva river and heavy rains in Betul district.
     
Betul Collector B Chandrashekhar has issued high alert in the district and directed officials to shift people from low-lying areas to safer places.
     
A portion of Rajdoh bridge across Tawa river was swept away. The bridge was constructed only last year at an estimated cost of over Rs 3.75 crore.
     
Because of heavy rains in Hoshangabad district, 13 gates of Tawa dam were opened, which led to rise of Narmada water level.
     
According to the Met department, heavy rains will continue for the next 48 hours. In the last 24 hours, Pachmari recorded 29 cm of rainfall, Hoshangabad 17 cm, Narsinghpur 15 cm, Bhopal 14 cm, Katni 13 cm and Betul 19 cm.

(Agencies)

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