Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal have been witnessing heavy downpour since the last few days, leading to waterlogging at several places and disruption of rail and road transport services.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rain in Kolkata till Friday morning.
West Bengal: Roads waterlogged in parts of Kolkata following heavy rainfall in the city pic.twitter.com/b0PiedAXRu— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2021
The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain with an extremely heavy downpour at some places in south Bengal districts till Friday, owing to the well-marked low-pressure area that is likely to move westwards across West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar.
Continuous rain caused the mud under the tracks to slide at Kharagpur yard of South Eastern Railway, slightly affecting the movement of goods trains, an official told PTI.
Rainwater flowing above the rails was also reported from Haldia and Tikiapara yard in West Bengal.
Due to waterlogging, many long-distance trains have been stopped from Howrah station.
Heavy to very heavy rain will also occur at Hooghly, Bankura, Purulia, Purba, and Paschim Bardhaman till Friday.
Purulia district in the western part of the state is likely to receive heavy to very heavy rain till Saturday morning.
Heavy rain will continue in North and South 24 Parganas, Bankura, Paschim Bardhaman, and Paschim Medinipur districts till Saturday morning, the Met office said.
The heavy downpour may cause a rise in water levels of rivers, and waterlogging of low-lying areas in the southern districts of the state, it added.
(With inputs from PTI)
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