Heavy rains continue in Rajasthan; flood-like situation in Kota

Kota and other nearby areas in Rajasthan faced flood-like situation on Sunday due to continuous rain since Saturday night. SDRF teams were pressed into service in Kota and surrounding areas and over 100 people were shifted to safe zones on Sunday morning, officials said. Kota recorded maximum rain at 151.8 mm till morning since Saturday. Sawaimadhopur recorded 68 mm rain in the same period. Many other areas received heavy rain, though below the 60-mm mark, according to the Met department here. Kota District Collector Muktanand Agrawal said SDRF teams were pressed into service after several areas were inundated. People whose homes were flooded in the ground floor have been relocated. An SDRF personnel said over 100 people have been shifted so far. There are colonies where the ground floor is inundated and people are stuck on the roofs or at the first floor. Rescue work is going on, he said. Heavy rain affected normal life in other areas of the state. The Met department has predicted extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in Baran, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Kota and Rajsamand on Sunday, whereas isolated areas in other districts are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.