Rains paralyse life in Ahmedabad, south Gujarat

Rains paralyse life in Ahmedabad, south Gujarat

Parts of central Gujarat on Friday joined south Gujarat and Saurashtra in witnessing heavy rain on Friday, throwing life in Ahmedabad out of gear for few hours.

The city of Ahmedabad, that has been relatively untouched by the rain this season, on Friday received a heavy downpour of over 4 inch of rain within three hours post afternoon.

The streets were waterlogged and life came to a standstill.

The key underpasses in the city at Mithakhali and Parimal were shut down for vehicular movement as it were filled with water.

Heavy traffic jams became a norm late in the evening as people began going home from their workplace.

Among the worst affected were the relatively well-developed western parts of the city, including Vejalpur which received about 140 mm of rainfall, followed by adjacent Bodakdev area that received about 109 mm of rainfall in less than three hours.

South Gujarat continued to receive heavy rain, with Umarpada in Surat district received 183 mm of rain in 10 hours till 6.00 pm, followed by the industrial town of Ankleshwar which received 124 mm of rain and Netrang in Bharuch district recording 113 mm of rainfall.

The city of Surat also received heavy rain after a breather of two days, with waterlogging in parts of the city, including Kim-Mandvi, Udhna, Ring Road, Pandesara and Varachha areas, putting vehicular traffic in trouble.

The Met department, meanwhile, has predicted heavy to very heavy rain for north Gujarat and Kutch regions in the coming two-three days.

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