Kolkata: The DVC (Damodar Valley Corporation) has released 66, 000 cusec of excessive water triggering flood alert in the districts of South Bengal on Sunday. The water level of Ajay, Damodar, Mayurakshi and Kangsabati rivers are flowing above the danger mark.
Nabanna has issued a warning to the district authorities of a flood like situation and put the NDMA on standby. The leaves of disaster management staffs have been cancelled. An emergency control room has also been set up in Nabanna. The numbers of the control room are- 03326371735, 9836985375.
Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, has visited the Kadamtala ghat to take a stock of the situation of rising water level in the Ganga River. he will spend the night monitoring the control room at Nabanna. Mr. Chatterjee has also assured that there is no need to be worried as the administration is able to tackle the situation.
On the other hand, Continuous rain on Sunday put a brake on the normal city life as people kept them confined in the comfort of their homes and refrained from venturing out. A low pressure belt over Myanmar and South Bengal has brought very good rains over Kolkata since the beginning of the last week.
Regional Meteorological Centre, Alipore has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in the next 24-hours. Although no major traffic snarl has been reported and suburban train services remained normal the pace was a bit slow compare to other days.
Various areas of the city received the following amount of rainfall today, Maniktala 28mm, Belgachia 28 mm, Dhapa 29 mm, Topsia 27.45 mm, Ultodanga 26 mm, Ballygunge 40 mm, Kalighat 23.6 mm, Behala flying club 24.9 mm, Thathania 27 mm
A fierce storm on Wednesday had killed three people in the city and halted train and bus services leading to chaos. The traffic came to a standstill and the city was virtually submerged.