Ranchi, Jul 24: Normal life in the state was adversely affected as rains continue to pound the state for the third consecutive day giving a tough time t o the people to carry on their daily activities.
Across the state since early morning heavy to very heavy rainfall has been reported. In neighbouring Ramgarh district the Bahiravi river was over flowing while the water level at Patratu Dam has reached an all time high forcing the authorities to consider opening of the dam gates. In Jamshedpur also the situation was worse as many diversions have been washed away.
In the state capital Ranchi people found it very difficult to hit the roads. In all the major roads of the state capital including Kutchury Road, Ratu Road and MG Road water was over flowing on the roads forcing the school children to walk on foot to their homes and schools.
Officials at the local MET department said that the circulation which has been caused due to a low pressure area in Bay of Bengal would continue in the state for another 34 hours. However in the rural areas the farmers have hit their fields and are busy sowing their paddy. Even in the districts which have received less rainfall there also agricultural activities have gathered pace.