Heavy rains claims two lives in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas

Heavy rains claims two lives in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas

Heavy rains claims two lives in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas

Strong gusty surface winds from northeasterly direction in north coastal Odisha and winds from westerly direction in south coastal Odisha with speeds of 40-55 kmph are likely to prevail along and off the Odisha Coast. The rains, which began on Sunday night, continued on Monday, hampering functioning of offices and business establishments on the first working day of the week.

The deep depression is likely to weaken into a depression and thereafter into a low-pressure area by today evening, which will result in decreased rain activity after 24 hours.

The depression system, which lay centred east-northeast of Balasore and northeast of Paradip, is likely to move west-northwestwards initially and then intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, the meteorological centre here said.

As per police sources, a portion of a wall of an old, dilapidated building in ward number 74 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Alipore police station area collapsed due to heavy rain.

Many schools reopened today after the Durga Puja vacation and students were inconvenienced due to the heavy rain.

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Plane departures at Kolkata airport were suspended for sometime due to strong winds. About 30 flights set for arrival had to be rescheduled.

While the Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai flights were diverted to Delhi and Ranchi respectively, a flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala. Atleast twenty-six flights were diverted, reports said.

Train services in all the sections of Eastern Railway are normal till 11:00 am except for a slight delay in the running of some EMU locals owing to the weather condition, ER spokesman R N Mahapatra said.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during the same period.

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