Heavy rains lash Patna; normal life paralysed

Patna: Heavy rains lashed the state capital city, paralysing normal life with several localities remaining submerged in knee-deep water today.

"We have received more than 100 mm rainfall in the city since last night as a result several localities remain waterlogged much to the inconvenience of the people," Patna Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Singh told PTI.

The areas like Gardanibagh, Patel Nagar, Rajvanshi Nagar, Adalatganj, Kankerbagh and Rajendra Nagar were worst-affected with waterlogging, he said.

Singh said that 37 pumps with the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) had been pressed to service to drain out the rain water.

It would take three-four hours to drain out rain water, he said, adding that if needed addition pumps would be pressed into service for the purpose.