Incessant rain disrupts normal life in Ranchi

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RAJ KUMAR

Ranchi, Aug 20: Normal life has been disrupted in the capital of Jharkhand due to continuous rains since Friday evening.

Several trees fell on the road, disrupting vehicle traffic. Locations from which reports of traffic disruption due to falling trees have come include a location near Suvidha Mart on Bariatu Road, Dhurwa, near the premises of the former Namkum Police Station, Saheed Chowk, Hardag on Ranchi-Khunti Road, a place near Sirom Toli Chowk, near Ashok Nagar Road No.1, Shyamali settlement of Mecon and Ranchi University premises among others.

There are reports of damage to more than half a dozen vehicles on the Civil Court campus due to the fall of a large tree. At Raj Bhawan chowk, there are reports of damage to a tent erected by Jharkhand Raosia Sangh due to a falling tree. Some agitators were also injured in the incident.

Power supply interrupted

The fall of some trees on the overhead cables also disrupted the power supply, causing problems with recharging the inverters and mobile batteries running the water pumps to fill water from their overhead water tanks. As the power supply remained interrupted, people confined inside their homes had problems with daily work.

“When the power went out in the middle of the night, the inverter sustained but when the power outage lasted a long time, even the inverter became non-functional and the day turned dark when confined to the inside the house. I encountered problems in cooking and other necessary household chores,” said Poonam Devi, a housewife in Harmu.

Low Visibility at Ranchi Airport

Birsa Munda Airport Manager KL Agrawal said flight service also remained affected due to continuous rain. He said Indigo canceled flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Patna, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru due to the rain.

Heavy rains cause waterlogging

There is a report of waterlogging in the house campus in Harmu Housing Colony where the level open space between the road and the boundary wall of the houses has increased after laying paving stones for beautification and water collection. In some parts of the city, water has entered homes due to poor drainage.

School children have also struggled to get to their schools for regular lessons.

“After being away for seven days due to a viral fever, I had planned to join my classes from today but when I woke up in the morning I was worried when I realized that “It was raining a lot. However, I got ready and reached my bus stop facing the rain. Although I was under an umbrella, I couldn’t completely protect myself from the rainwater,” said said Aryan Raj, a class X student of DAV Kapildev who was waiting for his bus at 6:30 a.m.

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