The Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River in Gujarat has continued to overflow for the third consecutive day, causing concerns in the region. The dam authorities reported an inflow of 5.19 lakh cusecs of water, leading to the release of 3.43 lakh cusecs downstream and an additional 18,593 cusecs into the Narmada main canal system for irrigation. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted rescue operations in Aakha village, rescuing a senior citizen and four others stranded due to the heavy rainfall.
Earlier, on September 18, NDRF rescued 157 people in Gujarat’s Aravalli district. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is actively coordinating relief efforts with district collectors, and 10 contingents of NDRF and SDRF personnel are engaged in rescue operations. The water levels at Bridge No. 502 have risen alarmingly, suspending railway operations and canceling several trains, including the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express and Shatabdi Express.