The remaining portion of the stairs may cave in anytime as there is no concrete base to support it and the sand under the stairs are sliding into the water.
The fire officer in Tirtol Subash Chandra Bhol narrated the challenging rescue operation.
Mahanadi inflow into tributary Rana Nadi has also resulted in inundation of vast paddy and vegetable farmlands in Bilipada, Shimilipur and Talabasta GPs.
As people nearby witnessed the incident, they informed the fire personnel who rushed to the spot to trace Mishra.
Works department yet to take a final call on the need for additional work of Rs 56 crore
Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on NH-55 due to the blockade.
As there is a tourist spot near the Mahanadi river mouth at Nehru Bangla, hundreds of people throng the area on a daily basis.
With six feet high floodwater of Mahanadi river flowing on Ghodabar Hulu Hula Nala bridge in Banki, communication on the Subarnapur-Bindhanima road was severed.
Further steps on flood management will be taken considering the rainfall on the upper catchment, inflow of water into the reservoir and the situation on the downstream.
Bablu was allegedly detained at Cantonment PS in connection with a phone theft case
Meanwhile, Bablu’s wife Laxmipriya Behera has blamed the police for detaining her husband for more than 24 hours.
Meanwhile, some participants urged the authorities to prioritise more environmental-friendly practices and take measures to mitigate any adverse effect that was expected to arise.
Earlier, addressing party leaders and workers, Singhdeo lashed out at the Odisha government for its failure to create employment opportunities in the state.
At the end, the sub-collector said the administration would continue its efforts for an amicable solution between the warring parties.
About one lakh tonne coal gets supplied from the MCL mines in Hemgir throughout the country and the protest is likely to have wider implications in power generation if it continues for days.
However, a few months after the restrictions were imposed, the fences were demolished.
Sources said the road is now submerged under 2-3 feet deep water. The famous Shiva temple draws scores of devotees every year.
The Centre has extended the tenure of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal till April 13, 2026.