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M'rashtra: 6.45 lakh people shifted to safer locations in flood affected Kolhapur & Sangli districts
 
Mumbai August 16 (Agencies)
In Maharashtra, as many as 6.45 lakh people have been shifted to safer locations till now in Kolhapur and Sangli - the worst flood affected western districts of state. According to the officials, with the relief operation going on in full swing, the life in the region is also getting back to normalcy. The officials said that the level of the Krishna river has gone down below danger level of 45 feet at Irwin Bridge in Sangli city, while the Panchganga is still flowing at the danger level of 43 feet.
Maharashtra Power Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said that the state power distribution company incurred a loss of 873 crore rupees due to the damage caused to electricity polls and transformers by the floods in Kolhapur and Sangli districts. He said that despite the damage caused to its infrastructure, electricity supply has been restored to 2,73,817 out of 3.90 lakh consumers.
 
 
 
 
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