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Diwali likely to be wet in Jamshedpur

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Untimely rain hits traders

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Jamshedpur:Moderate rainfall in the city though failed dampen the festive spirit on Diwali but hit small vendors of earthen pots and fire crackers who were eying for brisk business. The city is likely to be hit by moderate rain for two days till Saturday, the regional Met office said here today.

” As per our study moderate to heavy rain at isolated places in Kolhan is likely till Saturday morning as an effect of a well-marked low pressure in west-central Bay of Bengal, which is likely to concentrate into a depression,” said an official. Squally winds with speeds reaching up to 40 to 50 km per hour is likely off north Odisha West Bengal coasts, the weather office said.

A seller of earthen pots said that untimely rains have affected their business. Areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been worst hit. Water clogging at these areas made difficult for people to move. Most of the roads are dotted with stalled vehicles, adding to the chaos. In some low lying areas several autos have been reported stranded in water.

The city has turned into a motorists’ nightmare. Many roads are undergoing concretisation and pipeline is being laid in several areas like Jugsalai and Baghbera. As a result the motorists have faced hell during rains. Many motorists have found it difficult to distinguish between the road and the dug up place due to water clogging.

“If it rains, the street is flooded and after a while, it becomes slushy, posing risk to motorists,” said Satendra Kumar a resident of Naya Bazaar, Jugsalai. Often, people are forced to wade through knee-deep water during the monsoons.

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