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Rains throw life out of gear in Calcutta

Calcutta, Oct 26 (PTI) : Persistent rains for the last 24 hours have thrown normal life in this metropolis out of gear with reports of water logging at major arterial roads of the city.

The city received 14 cm of rainfall, the highest during the current depression in eastern India, sources in the local meteorological office said.

Weathermen said the rains, caused by to a depression off Andhra coast over Bay of Bengal, would continue for at least next 24 hours.

Suburban train services in Sealdah were affected by water logging on the tracks. Operations in the Howrah division remained unaffected, Eastern Railway sources said.

Train services from Kolkata station were suspended due to water logging on the tracks till Dum Dum.

Flights were not affected.

City commuters faced difficulty in reaching their destinations due to scarcity of public transport and they had to wade through knee-deep water in certain areas.