Bhubaneswar: Torrential rain in the coastal districts of Odisha crippled normal life due to a low pressure over northwest Bay of Bengal, causing flood-like situation in towns and villages across the region.
Schools and colleges have been shot in Cuttack and Khordha as heavy rains continued unabated, throwing normal life out of gear.
Low lying areas in many costal districts including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar remained waterlogged due to the incessant rain in the last 24 hours.
Bhubaneswar recorded a record 102 mm rainfall between the evening and midnight of Monday.
While waterlogging at several places like Jaydev Vihar, Nayapalli, CRP and Paika Nagar has crippled the life of denizens of capital city, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has installed as many as 190 motor pumps to flush out excess rainwater from low lying areas.
Meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued toll free helpline numbers 18003450061, 0674-2432281 for help.
The situation is very similar in the pilgrim town Puri, waist deep water inundating the Badadanda near Srimandir.