Jamshedpur: Intermittent rain that hit the city from last 24 hours has led to water clogging in the low-lying areas and affected normal life.
Traffic was disrupted as major main roads in the city were inundated.
Commuters had a tough time wading through knee-deep water, at some places, to reach their destinations. There is also a fear of an outbreak of water-borne diseases. Jamshedpur recorded around 20 mm of rain in last 24-hours.
The traffic police had a tough time regulating traffic in the affected areas. In a few areas, traffic constables were seen opening manhole covers to enable free flow of rainwater into the drains.
The meteorological department said that the depression today lay centred 70 Kms north-east of Ranchi .
This coupled with the monsoon trough would result in heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places in the next two-days.
A K Sen , director of the Patna Meteorological Centre said that the depression today lay centered 70 Kms north-east of Ranchi. The monsoon trough has also merged with the depression resulting in vigorous monsoon conditions over Jharkhand.
The depression coupled with an active monsoon trough has already caused incessant rains over the region during the last 24 hours. Khusyairi block topped the rain-list with 120 mm of rain followed by Deoghar, Putki and Konner which notched 110 mm of rain. Ramgarh, Barhi And Barki Suriya experienced 100 mm.
Mandar in Ranchi district recorded 90 mm of rain.
The IMD observatory in Ranchi recorded 54.4 mm of rain while. Weather officials said that heavy to moderate rainfall was reported from most of the IMD observatories across the state in the last 24-hours.