Rain Pours Woes on to Streets

Published: 18th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2014 05:09 AM   |  A+A-

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BHUBANESWAR: Rain pounded the Twin City leaving normal life completely paralysed on Sunday afternoon. Both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded over 50 mm rain in a span of two hours.

After heavens opened up around 4 pm, heavy downpour hit the two cities. Such was the ferocity of the showers that people scurried for cover while vehicular traffic came to a stop. The downpour had an impact on the denizens who had stepped out for Janmashtami celebrations.

With Bhubaneswar recording 54 mm rain, most of the major thoroughfares were flooded. Janpath was under knee-deep water at several points. Even the NH-5 was flooded as the flyovers discharged storm water onto the service roads.

Acharya Vihar, Jaydev Vihar, parts of VSS Nagar, Satya Nagar, Bomikhal, Laxmisagar and Jharapada faced serious water-logging after the showers. The condition was similar in neighbouring Cuttack where the day’s rainfall read 56 mm.

The India Meteorological Department said the local conditions, aided by an upper air cyclonic circulation caused the heavy downpour. Such showers will continue for the next five to six days in many parts of the State since the model predictions show rainy days, Director SC Sahu said. The Twin City apart, large parts of coastal Odisha also received showers on the day. northern, western and southern districts also recorded rainfall.

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