INDIAN RAINS

Heavy downpour leads to water logging, major traffic snarls

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in central and eastern Indian parts.

Mumbai was lashed with intense rainfall last week, leaving multiple regions waterlogged. High tide hits Marine Drive in Mumbai as Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) warns people to stay away from the coast.Almost every monsoon, Mumbai struggles to cope with the chaos caused by the rain. The suburban trains – the city’s lifeline – are affected and low-lying areas get flooded.

A fresh spell of heavy rains lashed the national capital on Tuesday, inundating low-lying areas and affecting traffic movement in parts of the city. The problem could be solved by fixing this but it needs an overhaul of the drainage system, which, according to experts cannot be done, unless there is more data, both on rainfall and drainage infrastructure. Over 40 locations in north Delhi got inundated due to the downpour, including areas in Mukherjee Nagar, Fateh Puri, Burari, Rohini, Narela and West Patel Nagar, according to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). Even a small downpour proved to be huge problem for Delhi as road got flooded resulting in traffic chaos and drown cars.

The summer showers in the state of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram are all set to gain momentum as the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded a yellow alert in nine districts for Sunday and Monday, followed by a warning of isolated heavy rains. The alert has been sounded in Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram. Extremely heavy rainfall lashed Kerala disrupting normal life of every individual. Floods in certain part had worsened the situation.

he India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall, thunderstorm and lightning in at least eight districts of Bihar, where more than 80 people were killed in several parts of the state. IMD had said earlier that a situation conducive for enhancing rainfall activities is likely to prevail over the foothills of the Himalayas along with Bihar-Nepal border and adjoining areas.Widespread rain after a gap causes more thunderstorm and lightning activity. Patna continue to wallow in a sea of misery as most localities remained flooded for a long time.

Heavy rainfall lashed north Bengal on Saturday, leading to flooding in low-lying areas, and the weather department issued a yellow warning for Himachal Pradesh for July 12 as the monsoon trough ran close to the foothills of the Himalayas passing eastward from Arunachal Pradesh to Punjab. Kolkata was too lashed by rainfall leading to traffic snarls in parts of the city.

Everything in excess proved to be dangerous, so stop playing out with nature.

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