Kolkata: Monsoon rain hits the City of Joy on Tuesday afternoon with a dense dark sky and massive lightning. Kolkata witnessed heavy rain after one hour of rain in Kolkata and maximum parts of West Bengal.
The full strech of the city north to south and the extended part have been waterlogged. Traffic moving slowly in the city. In parts of the city many trees got uprooted which has disconnected many electric wire. The City of Joy Kolkata witnessed monsoon before its scheduled time. Changing the scripts monsoon stepped in South Bengal before North Bengal.
Tuesday’s rain in Kolkata: Pamar bridge- 62 mm,New market- 15.24 mm, Ballygunge- 84 mm, Patuli- 46.23 mm, Joka – 58.17 mm, Alipore – 13.64 mm, Em bypass- 52.32mm, Ultadanga- 44.20 mm, Dhapa- 74 mm, Chowbagha- 63.25mm, Behala f c- 55mm, Jora bridge- 59.69 mm.
Officials of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said that even though temperature in different districts will go down, there will be no relief from the discomfort factor.
There were thunderclouds above West Bengal and the low pressure zone hovering over Bay of Bengal moved towards Bangladesh, which caused monsoon to enter West Bengal.
Meanwhile, the state government has taken elaborate measures to combat heavy rain during monsoon. Chief Secretary Malay De will preside over a meeting on Tuesday, to take stock of the situation.
On the other hand, three people have been killed separately in lightning in Bankura district. All the bodies have been sent for autopsy in Bankura medical college and hospital. All the three were in ground for agricultural purpose.