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Vikash Sharma

From Mumbai to Odisha and other parts of the country, heavy and intense spell of rainfall has put brakes on normal life.

A day after witnessing severe inconvenience due to acute waterlogging on prominent streets, residents in Bhubaneswar struggled to come to terms with day to day life as rain battered the city for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

Vehicular traffic moved at a snail’s pace during the peak hours with office goers and other commuters facing lot of hardships in reaching their destinations on time. The school going children were also affected due to continuous downpour which continued since early morning today in Bhubaneswar.

Things were also no different in Cuttack even though the city did not witness an intense spell of rainfall. The continuous drizzle, however, also caused hassle to many in the millennium city.

However, the fear of inundation haunts the Cuttack residents, especially in the low-lying pockets, as they apprehend situation might turn worse if the rainfall continues throughout the day.

Not only the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, several other parts in Odisha also witnessed heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours. According to data released by the Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD, Kendrapara has recorded 94.2 mm of rain, the highest amount for any station in the State today.

Paradip, Bhubaneswar and Gopalpur have also recorded 45.8, 50.2 and 32.6 mm of rain during the period. The Met office has issued Yellow Warning with forecast of heavy rainfall in isolated places of 11 districts in the State including Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Bolangir, Bargarh, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Angul till July 6.

According to the bulletin issued by the IMD, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over several districts in the State in the next three to four days under the influence of a low pressure over North Odisha and adjoining south Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.

Rain In Mumbai:

Mumbai is also witnessing heavy rain since last night. The heavy downpour has led to severe waterlogging conditions, thereby affecting traffic movement. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rain in the city and its suburbs over the next 24 hours.

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