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  Metros   Kolkata  27 Jul 2018  Incessant rain throws city out of gear

Incessant rain throws city out of gear

PTI
Published : Jul 27, 2018, 6:04 am IST
Updated : Jul 27, 2018, 6:04 am IST

Continuous rain and waterlogging at different places in the city caused traffic snarls during morning rush hours.

Passengers holding umbrellas wait for a ferry during rainfall, at a ghat in Kolkata on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
 Passengers holding umbrellas wait for a ferry during rainfall, at a ghat in Kolkata on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: Incessant rain affected normal life in the metropolis and adjoining districts on Thursday, as the Met department forecast continuous downpour till Friday morning.

Continuous rain and waterlogging at different places in the city caused traffic snarls during morning rush hours.

The Met department has forecast “continuous rainfall over the districts of Gangetic West Bengal with one or two spells of heavy shower in coastal districts, including Kolkata for next 24 hours.”

With the intensity of rain being higher in the northern outskirts of the city compared to the south, many low lying areas in Dum Dum, IT hub at Salt Lake’s Sector V and Rajarhat New Town were affected by waterlogging.

Dum Dum recorded the highest rainfall of 118 mm till 11.30 am today from 8.30 am on Wednesday, the weatherman said. Alipore in the southern part of the city recorded 60 mm rainfall during the same period. Some of the important thoroughfares in the city, including Central Avenue, College Street and Park Street were waterlogged owing to the overnight rain.

The continuous rain that caused waterlogging inconvenienced office-goers and students with traffic snarls delaying their movement. The weatherman has forecast that the intensity of rain in Gangetic West Bengal may reduce from tomorrow morning, but is likely to increase again from Saturday.    

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