In Gujarat, the intensity of rains in some parts of Saurashtra eased on Wednesday; However, roads connecting the villages have been closed due to floods and power supply has been disrupted in some areas, leaving many villages in the area cut off from the mainland.
The floods have closed 157 roads, adversely affecting traffic. It includes a national highway in Jamnagar district; There are 17 state highways in Rajkot, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Amreli and Surat districts and 127 panchayat roads connecting villages, officials said.
Heavy rains lashed Surat district in south Gujarat on Wednesday. Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in sparse parts of the state till Saturday morning, the meteorological department said.
The State Transport Corporation has said that it is not possible to run 522 rounds of the bus as 165 routes are closed. Most of these roads are in Jamnagar, Junagadh district and have been hit hardest by torrential rains on Sunday and Monday. As 3 large dams in Rajkot, Jamnagar and Porbandar districts are releasing large amount of water into the rivers, 48 villages in this district are likely to be affected.