Heavy rains hit normal life in Kolkata

Heavy rains Friday hit normal life in the metropolis with waterlogging in most parts of the city causing suspension of transport.

Updated: Jun 17, 2011, 13:35 PM IST

Kolkata: Heavy rains Friday hit normal life
in the metropolis with waterlogging in most parts of the city causing suspension of transport, even as a well-marked low
pressure developed into a depression over the Bay of Bengal,
officials said.
The city recorded 25 mm rainfall since last night till 10
am today.

College Street, Amherst Street, Burrabazar, Lake Road and
part of the business suburb of BBD Bag was waterlogged.
Rainwater seepage into the houses were reported from many
places in the city lashed by intermittent heavy to very heavy
rain since last night.
Meanwhile, MeT officials said the depression was lying 80
km east of Kolkata and it might develop into a deep depression
before passing over east of Bangladesh in the next 24 hours.

The weatherman forecast heavy to very heavy rain in the
entire Gangetic belt of West Bengal in the next 48 hours and
asked the fishermen not to venture into the sea in the
southern coastal belt of East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas
districts as the sea would remain rough.

Tourists in coastal sea resort of Digha have been asked
not to move closer to the sea.
The state government had yesterday formed a committee to
oversee and strengthen the disaster management system in the
state. The decision came after 45 fishing trawlers went
missing in Kakdwip area yesterday due to bad weather. One
fisherman was killed when a trawler capsized in the sea. The
other trawlers were located later.

PTI