Overnight rain lashes city
Kolkata: Overnight rainfall left many parts of the city inundated on Tuesday morning leading to traffic congestion in some areas. Office goers faced problems in reaching their workplaces in the morning due to rain. The Regional Meteorological office in Alipore predicted that there is no possibility of heavy rain in the city in the next few days. The weathermen on Tuesday said an existence of monsoonal trough and low pressure trough had caused rainfall on early Tuesday morning. They specifically mentioned that low pressure was developing over Bihar and Odisha and had brought rain. The city sky remained cloudy from the morning. It had, however, stopped raining during the later part of the day. Due to incessant rain from late Monday night, several parts of the city namely Central Avenue, Chandni Chawk, College Street, Canning Street, Sovabazar, Shyam Bazar and Behala, Tollygunge, Rash Behari avenue, Kasba, Ruby, Park Circus, Maa flyover and parts of Jadavpur was inundated on
Tuesday morning. As a result there were traffic jams on various stretches from the morning causing serious inconveniences to the commuters. The senior officials of the drainage department of the KMC rushed to various spots to clear the accumulated water. They brought the situation under control within some time. There was huge traffic jam near Park Street, Dalhousie and Lalbazar in Central Calcutta. There was waterlogging at College More in Salt Lake, Nicco Park and Infinity More. South Bengal districts also received rain. A senior meteorologist in the Regional Meteorological Centre added that low pressure areas were created over Bihar and Odisha bringing rainfall in the city and its adjoining areas.
There maybe light to moderate rainfall some of the South Bengal districts.