Today since morning, the City of Joy, Kolkata has been submerged in water after heavy showers of rain that started at midnight. Due to the continuous rain, the roads have been blocked, and there is immense water accumulation on the train tracks. As a consequence, the train services are running late.
Images shared on social media showed water logging in the Howrah-Tikiapara car shed, and New Town. Talking to the media, an official informed that the trains are running extremely slow, and some services are likely to be canceled. Similar the scenario has been witnessed at the Sealdah station.
Commenting on the incident, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted more downpours for at least another day. GK Das, the Regional Met Director informed that due to the movement of cyclonic circulation from the northwest Bay of Bengal to Gangetic West Bengal and strong moisture incursion, heavy rainfall is occurring over Kolkata and adjoining North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, and Purba Medinipur.
The City of Joy, has received more than 100 mm rain at different laces from 1 am to 7 am. The other places which recorded heavy precipitation are Canning (113 mm) in South 24 Parganas, Salt Lake (112.8 mm), and Dum Dum (95 mm) in the northern outskirts of Kolkata, as per the Met department data.