Normal life in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar was partially hit following heavy rain triggered by the southwest monsoon on Wednesday.
Several low-lying areas remained waterlogged for a few hours after heavy rain lashed the millennium city in the early hours today.
The heavy downpour created numerous problems, especially those engaged in the emergency services including supply of milk, grocery and other items.
Earlier in the day, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar had issued heavy rain warning for several parts of the State including the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
-Bhubaneswar AWS (Airport): 78 mm Begunia ARG: 40 mm
KIIT ARG: 49.5 mm
Rajiv Bhawan ARG: 17 mm
Cuttack Krishi Vigyan Kendra: 69 mm
Cuttack ARG: 58.5 mm
Last #24Hrs (yesterday 0830 Hrs IST to today 0830Hrs IST) Chief amount of rainfall recorded at different locations of Odisha today at 0830 Hrs IST of today, 23rd June .#Monsoon2021 #monsoon #monsoonseason pic.twitter.com/1uJCEvq3H0— Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) June 23, 2021
Several areas in Nayapalli, Laxmi Sagar and Sundarpada were also waterlogged in Bhubaneswar. Local residents alleged that due to blockage in drainage channels, they are facing problems in case of heavy rain.
Earlier, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had claimed to have made elaborate arrangements for discharge of rain water from the low lying areas in the Smart City. The civic body officials said that high-power pump sets have been installed to drain out rain water in low lying areas. Apart from this, a dedicated control room is also functioning round-the-clock.