Roads Blocked, Trains Cancelled, Evacuation of Dozens of Villages in Punjab
Evacuation of Dozens in Punjab came after heavy rains in northern states with an alert sounded in Punjab, including Ludhiana, Amritsar, Mohali, and Chandigarh. Devotees coming to Sri Anandpur Sahib are facing problems after continuous rain battered the region. Several roads are blocked in the mountainous region due to Heavy rains lash. Floods were reported in Pathankot, Ropar, Anandpur Sahib, Nawanshahr and Fatehgarh Sahib. Nawanshahr has received 250 mm rainfall, while Fatehgarh Sahib has received 140 mm rainfall. In Ropar, 12 trains were reportedly cancelled after rainwater accumulated on the train lines. Following heavy rain and the flood-like situation, all the running trains through North Bharat Nangal railway station were cancelled, which includes the Una Link Jan Shatabdi Express Saharanpur Passenger passing through Himachal via Delhi. More than a dozen passengers, who travel through the trains are having a hard time. At Surtapur Mand and Kotla Nihang Tapparian, a bundh of the Sadhraon river was washed away, resulting in floods in fields as well as houses. As water levels rose dangerously, the authorities ordered nearly one dozen villages to be evacuated on the banks of the Budhki and Sarsa rivers. The water started flooding the area as all the tributaries of the Sutlej swelled during the night, trapping the people in water all around.