Heavy rains lash Kolkata, nearby districts, more forecast

  • Heavy rains lash Kolkata, nearby districts, more forecast

Heavy rains lash Kolkata, nearby districts, more forecast

The movement of the system is also very slow and has already weakened , As Reported By TOI.

Many schools, which re-opened after Durga Puja vacations, were compelled to declare a holiday due to the unpleasant weather. As per officials, at least five flights slated for arrival at Kolkata airport and eight scheduled for departure had to be cancelled.

"While some domestic flights from the city had to be cancelled, some incoming flights were diverted to different airports after they failed to land here because of a gusty wind", NSCBIA director Atul Dikshit said.

Flight services to and from the NSCBIA were disrupted because of the weather conditions.

The incessant rain not only affected flights but also resulted in waterlogging in and around the airport, adding to the passengers' woes.

About 30 flights set for arrival had to be rescheduled.

Suburban train services in Sealdah south and main line sections and Howrah-Barddhaman chord and main line were affected after trees fell on the railway tracks. "At 45 places in the city, trees got uprooted and at least three lamp posts got damaged due to rain".

Heavy rain is expected to pound north and south Odisha districts as the depression that has formed over the Gangetic West Bengal and the adjoining North Bay of Bengal has intensified into deep depression.

The downpour continued on Monday with the Met department forecasting more rain and strong winds till Tuesday.

Squally wind, reaching a speed of up to 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph, is very likely to prevail over Gangetic West Bengal and 3040 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is likely over adjoining areas of Jharkhand till this evening and gradually decrease thereafter, the Met department said in its forecast.

The CBI today carried out searches in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal and Bihar in connection with alleged illegal imports in the country in collusion with customs officials.

The study stated that the reason behind the city's dismal drainage and sewerage system was the unscientific land use system in the city.