Bhubaneswar: July 21: Since yesterday night, several parts of e have been witnessing heavy rainfall due to the low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal and it has thrown normal life out of gear in most parts of the state.
Twin city Cuttack and Bhubaneswar suffered most due to incessant rain. Several areas of Cuttack have been waterlogged and water has entered into many houses in low-lying areas. Residents of Badambadi, Sutahat, Raja Bagicha, Tin Konia Bagicha, Pithapur, Kanika Chhalk and other parts have suffered much as rain has entered in many houses of the locality.
Local residents of Cuttack have claimed that, it is due to the neglecting attitude of CMC and district administration, people are suffering as and when heavy rainfall occur. The traffic movement in the city came to a halt today. On the other side, administration has started flushing out the excess water from the city through Taladanada Canal and distributing cooked food in low-lying waterlogged localities.
Normal life in most parts of Bhubaneswar was also adversely affected following the heavy rain and water logging. Residents of Acharya Vihar, Jaydev Vihar, Patia, Nayapalli, Bomikhal and Sailashree Vihar suffered a lot due to waterlogging. Local residents blamed the authorities of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) for failing to resolve waterlogging issues. As informed, 13 nodal officers and 40 engineers have been engaged to tackle the water logging situation.
Tomorrow is ‘Bahuda Yatra’ of the Trinity. Devotees from different parts of the state and country have been coming to witness the great festival. But, they have been suffering for water logging in Puri City. They have to move through knee deep water. Several areas including Badadanda, Market Chhak and Marchikote Chhak area of the town remained waterlogged following the heavy rain that lashed the city since yesterday.
The Regional Meteorological Centre today forecast heavy rainfall for Odisha in the next 48 hours. As per the latest bulletin, heavy to very heavy rain will occur at isolated places in coastal areas as the low pressure over North-west Bay of Bengal turned into a depression today.