- Heavy rainfall owing to low pressure over Bangladesh and West Bengal crippled normal life in Kolkata and southern districts of West Bengal
- Kolkata recorded 76 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, while adjoining Salt Lake received 50 mm
Kolkata: Incessant rainfall and severe waterlogging has forced the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation Ltd to disconnect the power supply to several parts of the West Bengal capital city to prevent any untoward incident.
The CESC Limited switched off the power supply to areas such as Pilkhana, Panchanantala and Belilious Lane.
“Due to water-logging as a result of incessant rainfall and out of abundant caution considering public safety, supply to the following areas have been switched-off for the time being: Fakirbagan in Pilkhana area, Belpark, I R Belilious Lane, Sree Kishan Bhakat Lane, Panchanantala, Rashun Goldar Lane, Bagdipara, Sitanath Bose Lane, Bhairab Datta Lane, Sailendra nath Bose Lane, Boga Noapara, Belilious Park, Dobson Road, Hamid Uddin Munshi Lane, Ganga Ram Bairagi Lane, Mukharam Kanoria Rd, Sailo Kumar Mukherjee Rd, Gulmohar Railway Colony,” the electricity board said in an official statement on social media platform Twitter.
The supply will be restored as soon as water recedes.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Kindly bear with us,” the company said in its statement.
Heavy rainfall owing to low pressure over Bangladesh and West Bengal crippled normal life in Kolkata and southern districts of West Bengal, inundating low-lying areas.
The weather department has forecast ‘heavy to very heavy’ rainfall in Kolkata till Friday morning.
The torrential rainfall has caused mud to collect under railway tracks in Kharagpur yard of South Eastern Railway, affecting the movement of goods trains.
Furthermore, waterlogging also clogged rail networks in Haldia and Tikiapara yard as well.
Kolkata witnessed 76 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, while adjoining Salt Lake received 50 mm.
Kharagpur received a maximum rainfall of 260 mm during the period, followed by Medinipur (230 mm).
You may contact the CESC Helpline at 033 35011912/ 033 44031912 / 18605001912 / 1912.