City wakes up to moderate rain, heavy downpour expected in districts
The districts that are likely to receive “heavy” to “very heavy” rainfall are Burdwan, Birbhum, Nadia
and Murshidabad. He said the low pressure zone was lying above Bangladesh.
It was likely to develop into an intense low pressure zone and move towards Jharkhand. Kolkata and
its neighbourhood are likely to get moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, he said.
The MeT office has withdrawn the alert issued to the fishermen going for deep sea fishing in coastal West Bengal. The city woke up to an overcast sky with spells of medium to heavy showers. Children going to attend morning schools were greatly inconvenienced.
Some areas in the city were inundated but the accumulated water got cleared fast. Heavy shower were experienced in some pockets like Jadavpur, Behala and parts of Howrah. Senior officials
of Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s drainage department said by 9 am the waterlogging that took place on some roads got cleared.
Despite incessant rain fall since midnight, train services on the Howrah and Sealdah divisions of Eastern Railway remained normal on Wednesday. The Eastern Railway has taken up an elaborate
monsoon management plan, this year that includes special patrolling during abnormal rain fall, proper cleaning of side drains and track portions with special emphasis on track circuited areas, immediate functioning of water pumps to avoid any waterlogging on railway tracks and road under bridges, proper checking of wipers of locomotives and EMUs, trimming of tree branches to ensure
clear visibility of signals, readiness of rakes, containing boulders, stone dusts and wooden logs for any restoration of track and soil erosion etc.
In addition to above, safety checks of railway tracks have been strengthened in all the four divisions of Eastern Railway as well as signalling system during monsoon season with intensification of night patrolling of railway tracks.