Heavy Downpour: Howrah-Kolkata Ferry Services Suspended


Kolkata: Howrah-Kolkata ferry services are temporarily suspended due to heavy rain and storm across Hooghly River.  Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea during the period. Train services in all the sections of Eastern Railway are normal till 11.00 am except for slight delay in the running of some EMU locals owing to the weather condition, ER spokesman R N Mahapatra said.

Earlier of the day, Flights to and from the NSC Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) were disrupted because of overnight rain accompanied by strong winds.

Some domestic flights from the city to other destinations were cancelled due to inclement weather; some incoming flights were diverted to different airports.

While Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai flights were diverted to Delhi and Ranchi respectively, a flight from Port Blair was diverted to Agartala. A flight from Silchar to Kolkata had to land at Guwahati and a flight from Agartala to Kolkata had to go back to Agartala, said AI spokesperson.

Heavy rain accompanied by gusty wind battered the southern districts of West Bengal since early morning on Monday, as the Met department forecast more downpour and high wind till tomorrow.