Law Kumar Mishra

Patna: Water level of Ganga is receding fast at different ghats banks) of the river near Patna University (PU) colleges. Locals say the water level has gone down considerably since last August 20 when panic prevailed due to sudden rise in its  water level from Digha Ghat to Gandhi Ghat.

The canopies and shelters built on the banks at Kali Ghat in Darbhanga House, accommodating post-graduate arts, commerce and humanties department, were under water on August 20 but a week later, only half of the structure was under water.

At Kali Ghat, the small temples of different deities , are, however, still under water. Devotees visiting the famous Kali temple on Saturdays were also relieved to find the water level down and dared take bath on the stairs just below the temple. Curious onlookers were seen in large numbers with their children .Two policemen were present persuading people not to venture into the water as the flow was fast and heavy.

At Patna College’s Batheja Ghat too, water level went down within a week. Cattles brought from across the river on Diara lands were provided shelter by the locals behind the college campus. On last Saturday, the structure of under construction marine drive was totally submerged, but a week later, steel and cement structures were visible.

At Gandhi Ghat behind the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus barricades put by the administration preventing people from going closer to the Ganga bank have been removed facilitating free movement of commoners to the ghat.Normal academic activities continued on the campus of Science College too as Krishna Ghat close to GD Girls Hostel and Science College was also free from  furious Ganga  water level last week.

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