Jamshedpur : Jamshedpur got soaked in rain today. The Western Disturbance that moved towards East India, leaving a trough line in the foothills of the Himalayas. The cyclonic circulation will persist over the northeastern states for another 24 hours and move away thereafter.
The city received 21 mm of rain. Broken low to medium clouds with convective cells could bring some thundery activity in this region today as well. The weather will remain cloudy over West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar.
There is a low pressure circulation over Bihar and Jharkhand associated with western disturbances that has resulted in foggy weather conditions across the state. Friday saw light showers in isolated places across the state and this condition is likely to persist for the next 24 hours. We may also see some thunderstorms. Weather will become clear from Monday with the low pressure circulation expected to more towards Bengal,” said director of Ranchi Meteorological office B.K. Mandal.
According to information areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been worst hit. Water clogging at these areas has made difficult for people to move. The downpour exposed the woeful drainage system on the city roads. Choked drains resulted in water logging in different parts of the city. Motorists had to struggle to get through the water-logged roads.
Most of the roads are dotted with stalled vehicles, adding to the chaos. In some low lying areas several autos have been reported stranded in water.
“Irregular rains have made life difficult for the residents but still there has not been much flooding even in the low-lying areas. We are keeping a vigil look and are prepared to face situation,” said an officer of Jugsalai Municipality Meanwhile resident of Jugsalai complained of water clogging and heap of garbage spread in several nooks and corners of the areas.
It may be mentioned that heavy rains in 2008 had brought life to a standstill. Normal life was thrown out of gear with over 10,000 people becoming homeless. Over 2,000 farm animals were washed away in the floodwater.
However despite claims from the district administration, the situation in the city may get worse if steps are not taken to remove water clogging in several areas and take other preventive measures.