Bhubaneswar, July 21: The Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express got stuck on Saturday after rail tracks were submerged due to heavy rainfall in Rayagada district of Odisha.
Incessant rainfall over the last 24 hours has hit the normal life in several parts of Odisha including the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
#WATCH Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express gets stuck after rail tracks were submerged near a station in Rayagada district following heavy rain in the region. #Odisha (Source:Mobile footage) pic.twitter.com/uVUgrYUpd4
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2018
According to Skymet Weather, flood situation may arise during the next 24 to 36 hours.
In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, Puri recorded heavy rain to the tune of 269 mm, Cuttack 211.2 mm, Bhubaneswar 195 mm, Koraput 185 mm, Bhawanipatna 126 mm and Titlagarh 109 mm of rains.
Several areas in Cuttack have been waterlogged due to heavy downpour. While water has reportdly rushed into many houses in low-lying areas at Pithapur, Sutahat, Roxy Lane, Badambadi, Tulasipur, Deula Sahi, Kanika Chhak, Shelter Chhak, Rajabagicha and Dolamundai.
In the wake of bad weather conditions, the Odisha government ordered the closure of all schools and educational institutions in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar on Saturday.