Gandhinagar: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rain in Gujarat region for the next two days. It has also predicted heavy rain for this entire week in Konkan and Goa, Coastal Karnataka, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. Ministry of Water Resources in a statement said, due to this warning, there is the likelihood of a rise in water levels in various river basins.

It said, there may be a rapid rise in water level in Damanganga basin in Nasik district of Maharashtra, Valsad district of Gujarat and Daman during the next 48 hours. It said, rivers having a source in the Western Ghats and flowing into the Arabian Sea may witness flash floods.

Necessary precautions in the old bridges along the highways and along the Konkan Railway routes need to be taken as flow may increase suddenly along the course of these rivers in districts of Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg in Maharashtra, Goa, Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Districts of Karnataka.

River Krishna and its tributaries are likely to rise in upstream districts of Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Sholapur in Maharashtra. It said river Teesta and its tributaries are likely to rise in the districts of Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar in West Bengal and in Sikkim.

It said river Barak and its tributaries in Cachar, Hailakhandi and Karimgunj district of Assam and rivers Manu, Gumti, Haora and their tributaries in Tripura are also likely to rise depending on the intensity of rainfall.

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