Life thrown out of gear in Patna due to rains

Life has been thrown out of gear in capital Patna due to waterlogging following heavy rains.

Patna: Life has been thrown out of gear in capital Patna due to waterlogging following heavy rains.

Many localities of the state capital including Rajendranagar, Kadam Kuan, Kanderbagh and Patliputra colony remained under water even Saturday, city officials said.

With water overtopping tracks in Patna junction, many trains were running late, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) East Central Railway (ECR) Arvind Kumar Rajak told PTI.

According to state Met office, 92.6 mm rains were recorded in Patna from evening to night yesterday.

Barely within a month when water was pumped out in many areas of the capital after strong concerns raised by the Patna High Court, many areas of the capital town have again plunged into crisis.

Passengers who have to catch trains are a harrowed lot as areas outside the Patna Junction are witnessing waist deep water.

Reporters moving around the city saw Kadam Kuan police station under water while Moin-ul-Haque stadium in Rajendra nagar resembled a lake.

Citizens were forced to remain inside their homes in Kadam Kuan, Rajendra Nagar and Kankarbagh.

Urban Development minister Samrat Chaudhary visited the pump house in Saidpur locality to supervise pumping out of water.

Traffic was held up in all prominent roads of the capital.

Some school students were seen standing in knee-deep water waiting for their school bus near stadium in Rajendranagar locality.  

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