Odisha CM To Make Aerial Survey Of Flood-Hit Areas On Monday

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will make an aerial survey of flood affected areas in the state on Monday.

Stating this in a video release, chief secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy said the chief minister will hold a discussion with senior officers on the flood situation after the aerial survey.

On the flood situation in Mahanadi, Tripathy said maximum 9.11 lakh cusec of water was released from 46 sluice gates of Hirakud dam reservoir.

Mundali barrage recorded highest flow of 10.02 lakh cusec on Sunday morning. Since the flow has not increased at Mundali, it is expected that it will come down at around 10 am on Monday, the chief secretary said.

He further said due to the release of flood water of Mahanadi, three blocks of Kendrapada district and some areas of Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Cuttack districts will be affected. Close watch is kept on Devi and Bhargavi rivers which were flowing above danger level in Puri, he added.

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