Dhamnagar: Even as low pressure-induced incessant rain continues to lash Bhadrak district for over a week, rain water has battered Dhamnagar block and ingressed the notified area council (NAC) office Saturday.
A bridge on Ja rivulet which connects Dhamnagar block office has completely submerged in rain water. It is said that, improper town planning and drainage system has resulted in such a precarious situation. Concrete roads constructed nearby the NAC office hinder drainage of rain water, some local residents alleged.
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On the other hand, bridge on the rivulet was constructed about 40 years back, which is at a low height. Local residents have demanded a new bridge in its place, as the old one has already run down else threatened of protests.