Incessant rains throw life out of gear in Kolkata

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 13:55

Kolkata: Persistent rains for the last 24 hours have thrown normal life in this metropolis out of gear with reports of water logging at major arterial roads of the city.

The city received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India, sources in the local meteorological office said.

Weathermen predicted the rains, caused due to a depression off Andhra coast over Bay of Bengal, would continue for at least next 24 hours.

Suburban train services in Sealdah were affected due to water logging on the tracks. Operations in the Howrah division remained unaffected, Eastern Railway sources said.

Train services from Kolkata station were suspended due to water logging on the tracks till Dum Dum.

Flight services remained unaffected.

City commuters faced difficulty in reaching their destinations due to scarcity of public transport and had to wade through knee-deep water in certain areas.


First Published: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 13:55

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