Heavy Monsoon rain affects normal life in Agartala, massive traffic jams

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, July 12, 2019: Incessant rain across Agartala caused by strengthening of Monsoon affected normal life since Friday afternoon as major parts of the city are marooned due heavy rains.  All the low-lying areas of Agartala have been partially and fully submerged with rain water and traffic movements hit road-blocks during past few hours.

Since July 10, Monsoon rain hit Tripura with moderate winds and incessant rain, but since Friday afternoon the incessant rain across Agartala severely affected the normal life and major parts of the city including its low-lying suburb areas have also submerged with rain water. Low-lying city areas adjacent to river Howrah have also been flooded by surging water and affected normal life.

Sources said that AMC failed perform its duties by putting in place pumps for removing rain water and result of the failure major parts of the city is under rain water.

With the incessant monsoon rain for few hours today all the low-lying areas of Agartala have been partially and fully submerged with rain water and traffic movements hit road-blocks.

The worst is, massive traffic jams had blockaded every corner of Agartala city due to submerged of road with rain water, pathetic conditions of sewerage systems of Agartala and for special negligence of traffic police and their mismanagement.

Reports from other parts of the state said, the monsoon with incessant rains also disturbed the normal life.

MET department sources said, rain and heavy and moderate Monsoon rain may occur in more areas of Tripura during next 48 hours. The monsoon rains for last three days have further cooled the air in the state capital with maximum temperatures rising to 29.1 degrees Celsius, which is minus 2 degree Celsius from normal temperature and minimum temperature was recorded at 25.3 degrees Celsius on Friday.

The rain gauges at the Regional Weather Station measured 23 mm of rains in Agartala airport since last six hours, but city areas received more rainfall during past few hours, said IMD's Agartala station. IMD added that continuous rain would cross the present parameter after night 8.30 PM counting on rain gauge meter.


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