After rains lashed the border state for the past two days, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has directed officials to reach out to people in low-lying areas.
“It has been raining continuously for the last two days in Punjab, due to which people are facing difficulties in the low-lying areas and especially in the areas near the rivers. I have issued instructions to all my Ministers, MLAs and DCs and SSPs of all districts to reach out to people,” CM Bhagwant Mann said in a roughly hindi translated tweet on Sunday.
Following the severe rains, the city’s Sukhna Lake’s floodgates were opened after the water level rose, as shown in a viral video. The Meteorological Department of Chandigarh issued an orange signal for Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh on Saturday.
“Orange alert has been issued in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Monsoon is fully active in India. Monsoon has arrived in Punjab and Haryana before time. It usually arrives here by July 5. Now a Western Disturbance has become active. It will rain in both states today and tomorrow. Orange and Yellow alerts have been issued at most places,” said Ajay Kumar Singh, Meteorological Department, Chandigarh.