The incessant rainfall over the past many days has led to inundation of several government offices and institutions especially in Imphal East district, Manipur.
With drains along the stretch of major roads and the rivers overflowing, the roads are on the verge of disappearing under the water if the state continues to witness heavy rainfall. Playgrounds have been submerged in the Porompat area while some houses have started experiencing flooding.
Meanwhile, the bank of the Nambul river has reportedly been breached at Samurou area Thursday afternoon, locals said.
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According to the flood control room of the water resources department, the Nambul river is overflowing at Shamushang Shantipur in Imphal West. However, complaints of breaching of the river banks have so far not been registered.
It has been informed that the Nambol river is overflowing till the time of filing this report.
As per daily flood report of the control room, the Imphal, Nambul and Nambol rivers continue to flow above the flood levels while the water levels of Iril, Thoubal and Manipur rivers have receded below warning levels by 5 PM Thursday.
In Imphal East district, the State Institute of Rural Development complex which houses the Imphal East DC Office has also been flooded since Wednesday afternoon.
When the Imphal Free Press went to inspect the flood situation in the district, it was learnt that the DC is discharging its duties after being shifted to Imphal East SP office while other subordinate staff including SDO Sawombung and SDO Keirao Bitra are functioning from City Convention Centre as a temporary measure from Thursday.
Several blocks of the state run Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), including old quarters, JN Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, front of Medical Superintendent office and the alley between the department of anatomy and JN Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital have also been flooded since Wednesday.
The water level however has so far not yet risen to an extent where patients and caregivers can be pushed to extreme inconveniences.
In a conversation with Imphal Free Press in this regard, JNIMS Medical Superintendent, Dr Lokeshwar said that the hospital is being flooded as the two major drains, one on the western side of JNIMS and the another on the eastern side of its academic block have been clogged in several places. Besides, because of the high volume of water flowing in the Kongba river, the flow of water downstream along the drains is difficult, he said.
He further assured that the hospital will take necessary measures and steps to ensure that medical services are not compromised even if the situation worsens. He also appealed to the people to understand the situation. Besides, other key offices, including Porompat police station, Imphal East District Agriculture office, SDC office and Modern College have also been inundated owing to the incessant rains.
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With water flowing even inside the classrooms, Modern College Principal, O Premila Chanu has notified that the college will be closed till Saturday.
Meanwhile, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West has notified that all remand matters from the police stations which fall within the jurisdiction of the court of the CJM, Imphal West shall be produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate first class, Imphal West-I, Lamphepat until further orders. The development came in the wake of the inundation of Cheirap Court complex.