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Low pressure formed, more rain likely in Odisha

 Low pressure formed more rain likely in OdishaFollowing a low pressure which likely to be formed over Bay of Bengal in the next two days, Odisha is expected to experience heavy rain.
According to Met office sources, due to windstorm in Bay of Bengal, a low pressure will be formed within next 48 hours.
In its effect, the state will receive rainfall beside the monsoon rain.
Meanwhile, the monsoon advanced to interior parts of the State and was active in many areas including the capital city.
In the last 24 hours, Hirakud received the highest rainfall of 22.9 mm, followed by Sambalpur- 14.4mm and Jharsuguda 12.2 mm.
Meanwhile, even as the city dwellers got respite from grueling heat wave condition that was prevailing for almost two weeks due to monsoon rain, clogged drainage system led to water logging in many areas.
While many streets were found flooded with knee-deep water, the rain water accompanied with drain filth entered the houses in many areas located in low-laying areas.
The situation was worse particularly in Acharya Vihar, Jayadev Bihar, Ashok Nagar, Bayababa Mutt lane, Bhagabati slum, Bomikhal and Old Town areas.

Monsoon hits all parts of Odisha

Monsoon hits all parts of OdishaThe much-awaited south west monsoon finally hit Odisha on Sunday except Jharsuguda, Sundergarh districts.

According Met Centre official, the south west monsoon has already set in over the State which has brought some amount of rain in past couple of days. It is likely to cover the entire 30 districts within next three days as the conditions are favourable for further advancement into the remaining areas.

Despite the delay in the arrival of the monsoon, it has already touched all the districts, except Sundergarah and Jharsuguda. However, some portions of Sambalpur, Deogarah, Konjhar, Bargarh and Mayrubhanj districts are yet to get a shower.

Keonjhar received highest 99 mm rainfall on Sunday followed by Malkangiri 80 mm, Chandbali 74.4 mm and Talcher 64 mm. During last 24 hours, Baripada recorded highest rain fall of 100 mm, followed by Malkangiri 98 mm, Cuttack 97 mm, Sundargarh 96mm, Talcher, Bhubaneswar, Anugul 95 mm each, Boangir 94 mm, Jharsuguda 93 mm, Puri 90 mm, Paradeep 87 mm and Chandbali received 86 mm.

Though the monsoon normally reaches the State by June 10, this year there has been a week’s delay in its onset this year. The Met department said there is an upper air cyclonic circulation over the northwest Bay of Bengal and is likely to develop into a low pressure area. The system would move inland and lead to increased rainfall activity over Odisha.

WALK IN INTERVIEW in jharsuguda

WALK IN INTERVIEW in jharsuguda



Several long distance trains are running on diverted routes

In the wake of South Eastern Railway (SER) imposing a mega block on the movement of trains between Jaleswar-Amarda Road railway station owing to the ongoing repair work of a bridge, passengers travelling long distance are facing problems as trains are running along diverted routes for the time being.

Several long distance trains including New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Superfast Express, New Delhi-Haridwar Neelachal Express, Guwhati-Chennai Egmor Express, Dibrugarh-Chennai Express, Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express, among others trains are running on diverted routes. The commuters are having a tough time since Thursday and they will have to bear the inconvenience till June 10.

“According to the notification repair work will start on Thursday morning (June 7) and will continue till the evening hours of June 10,” said Tatanagar railway station manager Ravi Chaudhary.

Now, for the next two days Utkal express will run on the diverted Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Angul route to reach Puri. The Egmor Express will also not take the usual route via Tatanagar railway station instead it will run on Chandil-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Vijaynagram route. The Purushottam Express train will travel via Tatanagar but instead of reaching Kharagpur it will run on Dangoapos-Jakhapura line.

“The repair work was originally scheduled to begin on June 1 but owing to some technical reasons it got deferred,” said a railway official at the Chakradharpur railway divisional office.

“The route diversion (of the several trains) has only added to the woes of the passengers as they are already having an issue seeking berth confirmation on long distance trains during vacations,” said Saurabh Agarwal, a businessman who frequently travels on long distance trains for business purposes.

Averted a Train accident in Dhutra, jharsuguda

A major train accident was averted on a diverted train Bangalore – Ghuwahati (12509) when a tree fell on the high tension wire which caused this train to stop for 2 hours. This train was coming from Bangalore via Vishakhapatnam. This incident occurred inbetween Dhutra – Jharsuguda Railway station. This Train was heading towards Ghuwahati around 3 P.M. when weather changed and strong winds forced a tree to fall on the high tension wire overhead. The Winds were so strong that the tree fall on the tension wire and got stuck following a sparks coming out. Train stood at the same and many passengers who were travelling jumped off the train fearing of short circuit. At the time of this chaos a small child has received minor injuries while his dad who was accompanying her also jumped off from this train. The Train stood for an hour for help. After half an hour the Railway Relief train had come to the spot and started its work at full pace. Almost 1.5 hours of speedy work by the Relief workers the tree was cut down and cleared. Due to this many other trains were halted in stations. No other Causalities were reported.

This Train which was an diverted and was running 12 hours late carrying more than 5000 people who boarded this train when this incident occurred. As the train was it diverted from its normal route and being travelled more than 1000 KM. Passengers of this train complained that there was no water facilities as well as there was no TT & Guard were available in this Train.

Kala Baishakhi in Jharsuguda