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telegraphindia.com 13 Sep, 2021 16:30 am

Schools closed for two days in parts of Odisha amid downpour

Schools closed for two days in parts of Odisha amid downpour
Record rainfall in Puri, Bhubaneswar

/ / Schools closed for two days in parts of Odisha amid downpour Schools closed for two days in parts of Odisha amid downpour Record rainfall in Puri, Bhubaneswar The civic bodies at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have engaged around 400 pumps to drain out water from the low-lying areas of the twin cities.The Department of Water Resources said it reviewed the flood situation and preparedness, as well status of river gauge and discharge in the low-lying areas of the state.The civic bodies at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have engaged around 400 pumps to drain out water from the low-lying areas of the twin cities.21, 05:25 PM The Odisha government has shut down schools in 12 districts for two days as rain continued to pound the state for the third day on Monday due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.

\ Advertisement School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash said the 12 districts where schools would remain closed till Tuesday are Khordha, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal Angul Jajpur and Boudh districts.Heavy rain since Saturday clobbered large parts of the state as a depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression and crossed the coast near Chandbali in Bhadrak district.

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