Vikash Sharma

Several parts of Balasore district are now waterlogged following heavy rainfall triggered by the low-pressure system in the past couple of days. Acute water logging conditions have cropped up due to lack of proper discharge of the rainwater, alleged locals.

The waterlogging conditions have added to the woes of the residents here and created all sorts of problems for the commuters as well on Wednesday.

"The district administration is to be blamed as no proper drain has been constructed to facilitate the discharge of water. There was no heavy rainfall but such a situation cropped up due to faulty drainage systems," said a local resident. As per reports, the Balasore-Remuna road is completely waterlogged, causing traffic woes for the commuters. The rainwater has also entered several houses and shops in various parts of the area.

Similar waterlogging conditions also prevailed at Balia, Nuasahi, and other areas following the heavy rainfall that lashed Balasore on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had informed that the low-pressure area that formed over the Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts is likely to move nearly westwards across south Odisha and south Chhattisgarh during the next 24 hours. A yellow warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for several parts of Odisha in the next couple of days.

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