Incessant rains in eastern India led to waterlogging in Kolkata and West Midnapur cities, Wednesday, September 29, posing problems to commuters and local residents.
People were seen walking in calf-deep water on flooded roads that restricted traffic in the cities.
Earlier this month, rains in Kolkata also had inundated the international airport in the city, leading to delayed and canceled flights.
Annual rainfall is essential in India as rains support two-thirds of the 1.3 billion population living in rural areas who rely on farming. However, excessive rainfall causes problems like floods, landslides, and water-borne diseases.