Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Low pressure leads to heavy rain in Steel City


Jamshedpur : A low pressure trough coupled with a depression in northern Bay of Bengal resulted in rainfall at the city. According to Patna Meteorological Office director A. K Sen, the low pressure trough was extending from Madhya Pradesh to the Bay of Bengal crossing Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal. Moreover, the depression in the northern Bay of Bengal close to Calcutta has triggered a widespread rain in the southern part of the state, especially those places which shares border with Bengal.

“The rainfall was due to the impact of the depression and the low pressure trough over the state. The intensity of rain will increase in the next 24-hours. Several parts of the state is expected to get moderate to rather heavy rainfall in the next 24-hours due to the impact of the depression which is going to hit Bangladesh this evening,” said Sen.
Jamshedpur and its adjoining areas received maximum rainfall today with the local weather office recording 25.2 mm of rain till 5.30

Areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been worst hit. Water clogging at these areas has 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.

Several houses in the area of Kharkhai river have been inundated with river water owing to the incessant rains for the last 48 hours. According to the reports, slums in the Baghbera, Shastrinagar, Jugsalai, Sonari among other areas that are prone to washout during monsoon season, are confronting problems. The district administration has confirmed about dozen odd houses in the low lying area in Baghbera that have been largely affected with the rise in the water level in Kharkhai river.

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.

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