Kolkata: The metropolis is experiencing heavy rains following the formation of a well-marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.
The city recorded 55.8 mm rainfall till 8.30 AM as the entire gangetic belt experienced intermittent to heavy rainfall, Regional Meteorological Centre officials said.
Low-lying areas in the metropolis were inundated and traffic snarls were reported from many areas.
The Met office has forecast more rains in the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, braving the rains, thousands of Trinamool Congress workers and supporters were arriving in processions at the Brigade Parade ground here for the party`s annual Martyrs` Day rally which would also mark the party coming to power in the state with a massive mandate ending over three
decades of Left rule in West Bengal.