Bhubaneswar: The incessant rainfall in many districts of Odisha has lead to flood like situation in the state. Keeping in mind the exigencies of the situation, the state government had sounded high alert in 11 districts.

On Thursday, a round the clock Control rooms have been established in all these districts to keep a tab on developments and held the people.
 
Making the situation worse, the rise in the level of Mahananda river water has wrecked havoc in the state, leaving more than 10,000 people stranded. The flood water has inundated low laying regions, subsequently the local populace of the affected areas have been compelled to move towards other regions. 

As river Mahananda has crossed the danger mark, several connecting routes have been clogged. The Kuluthakani-Chaarbhati route has been cut off and the locals have been forced to use boats for commuting.

Similar is the situation on Sambalpur-Sonpur route.  Here the route to Sonpur via Dhanupali and Maneshwar is blocked by river water. Flood water is overflowing above the bridge in the region.

In an effort to control the situation, million cusecs of water is being constantly from the 53 gates of Hirakud dam of Mahananda river. However, the continuous release of water has lead to life threatening condition in low laying regions of the state like Sambalpur, Sonpur, Baud and Nayagarh.

The district administration has been alerted to maintain the safety of the dams. As per the information provided by the state level Control Room, Mahananda river has swallowed expansive stretches of agriculture land in the district. According to the estimates, standing crops in bulk has been destroyed due to floods.

JPN/Bureau