Teesta Overflows, Flood Alert in Jalpaiguri


Jalpaiguri: Flood alert has been sounded across Jalpaiguri as torrential rain flooded the Teesta River. Large areas of Malbazaar subdivision have been flooded as the gates of the Gajoldoba barrage have been opened to flush out excess water. Maynaguri and Kranti too are put on alert.

Flood Alert has been sounded from Domohani to Cooch Behar’s Mekhliganj area as 14 lockgates of the Gajoldoba barrage have been opened. Jalpaiguri irrigation department has said Teesta swelled by 8.71 meters as rain continues to lash the area. In the last twenty-four hours Jalpaiguri registered 93.00 mm, Alipurduar 150.80 mm and Siliguri 34.00 mm rainfall.