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Day after rain wallop, Kolkata picks up the pieces

Many areas waterlogged, some without power

By My Kolkata Web Desk | Published 21.09.21, 03:07 PM
1/8 VIP Road on Tuesday morning. Kolkata woke up to slightly less cloudy skies a day after it was battered by record rain sparked by three monster weather systems — two cyclonic circulations and the monsoon trough — ganging up in the skies above it

VIP Road on Tuesday morning. Kolkata woke up to slightly less cloudy skies a day after it was battered by record rain sparked by three monster weather systems — two cyclonic circulations and the monsoon trough — ganging up in the skies above it

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2/8 Idols get plastic protection from rain at Kumartuli in north Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Many areas in the city were waterlogged, some others were suffering intermittent power cuts and some areas in the city were without power on Tuesday morning

Idols get plastic protection from rain at Kumartuli in north Kolkata on Tuesday morning. Many areas in the city were waterlogged, some others were suffering intermittent power cuts and some areas in the city were without power on Tuesday morning

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3/8 A stretch of VIP Road under water on Tuesday morning. “Despite the rains having stopped hours ago, there is no difference in the flooding in our area,” Parthiv Bhattacharya, 22, who lives near Tollygunge, told My Kolkata. “Many people have seen water seep into their garages and cars, and I myself had to use bricks to keep my car above water. Besides this, we still have no electricity, and connectivity is a major problem.”

A stretch of VIP Road under water on Tuesday morning. “Despite the rains having stopped hours ago, there is no difference in the flooding in our area,” Parthiv Bhattacharya, 22, who lives near Tollygunge, told My Kolkata. “Many people have seen water seep into their garages and cars, and I myself had to use bricks to keep my car above water. Besides this, we still have no electricity, and connectivity is a major problem.”

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4/8 Near Chinar Park in New Town on Tuesday morning. Some parts of the township were flooded, including parts of Action Area 1, since the canals were overflowing. Appeals for food and water were being posted on the New Town Forum Facebook page

Near Chinar Park in New Town on Tuesday morning. Some parts of the township were flooded, including parts of Action Area 1, since the canals were overflowing. Appeals for food and water were being posted on the New Town Forum Facebook page

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5/8 Parts of Dum Dum, Baranagar, Chitpur, Bagbazar, Shyambazar, Central Avenue were under water on Tuesday morning. In Salt Lake, which got the most rain according to Met stats, some homes had their internet going on and off. Vast stretches in Sector V remained flooded

Parts of Dum Dum, Baranagar, Chitpur, Bagbazar, Shyambazar, Central Avenue were under water on Tuesday morning. In Salt Lake, which got the most rain according to Met stats, some homes had their internet going on and off. Vast stretches in Sector V remained flooded

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6/8 A boat plies at Ekbalpur in south Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon

A boat plies at Ekbalpur in south Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon

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7/8 Commuters in the city had a tough time finding a ride on Tuesday afternoon

Commuters in the city had a tough time finding a ride on Tuesday afternoon

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8/8 The Alipore Met office in  a special weather bulletin on Tuesday said rain or thundershowers with lightning are very likely to occur at most places over the districts of south Bengal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Heavy rain was likely at one or two places in Kolkata on Tuesday, it said. Several long distance trains from Howrah were rescheduled to start from other nearby stations instead

The Alipore Met office in a special weather bulletin on Tuesday said rain or thundershowers with lightning are very likely to occur at most places over the districts of south Bengal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Heavy rain was likely at one or two places in Kolkata on Tuesday, it said. Several long distance trains from Howrah were rescheduled to start from other nearby stations instead

Amit Datta/My Kolkata
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