Imphal: Imphal has been flooded following incessant heavy rainfall in Manipur since Monday evening with rising water levels in major rivers passing the capital city.

The precipitation amount is recorded 62.7 mm and it may increase, a weather report said. The rainfall is expected to continue till next day.

“One gate of the Ethai Barrage has been opened for 30 cm. We are closely monitoring the situation, and any further openings will be done in consultation with the Water Resources Department (WRD) and the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC),” chief minister N. Biren Singh posted on his Facebook wall.

“Our official teams are working tirelessly around the clock to manage this situation effectively and ensure the safety of our communities.”

Roads in Imphal city were under water. Roads at Singjamei, Wangkhei, Kongba, Checkon, Uripok and Thangmeiband can be mentioned. Complex of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences was flooded. Many residential areas were under flood.

Playgrounds including Thangmeiband Athletic Union ground (a major playground in Imphal) was covered by water. Water started to run over farms in valley areas of Manipur.

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