Incessant rains in Udaipur during the winter month of November have led to overflowing of lakes around the city. While the uptown lakes like Madar and Udaisagar have overflowed, another disaster took place at the Sanskrit College, situated on the banks of Pichhola Lake. The rainfal has been consistent for over 36 hours now, without a single minute of pause. The temperatures at 22° max and 16° min are not new for Udaipur, but the incessant rains have led to a different kind of chill in the weather.
Airport Director at Maharana Pratap Airport informed that the low visibility has led to cancellation of incoming as well as outgoing flights in the last 24 hours. She said that the passengers are being informed as and when their flight cancellation update is received from the airlines.
Meanwhile, the continuous rains have led to the collapse of a portion of the wall of Sanskrit College, which is situated near Amarkund at Chandpol area of downtown Udaipur. The wall, which are in repair process, collapsed today afternoon. Fortunately, today being a holiday due to Gurupurab, the college was closed so a possible disaster was averted. The backyard of the college is against the Lake Pichhola.
The Badi Madar Lake in the Madar suburb of Udaipur have overflowed today, after nearly 36 hours of rain in the city and upcountry areas (watch Video - courtesy Latif Khan). Now that Madar has overflowed, there will be an in flow of water once again in Fatehsagar lake. This years Monsoon left Fatehsagar full at 13ft and now that the water have receded a bit, the level of Fatehsagar stands just above 12ft. With the winter waters of Madar flowing in, it is another 10 inches to go before Fatehsagar is full again. Meanwhile the regular water flow into Udaisagar from nearby streams and the surrounding mountains led to the administration opening the gates today morning.