Rajasthan capital submerged after torrential rain paralyses normal life
14 Aug 2020
General view of the flooded Jal Mahal road after a heavy monsoon rainfall in Jaipur on Friday. AFP
Torrential rain lashed the Rajasthan capital for over 12 hours paralysing normal life on Friday.
The India Meteorological Department (MeT) confirmed 102.6 mm rainfall was recorded between 8:30am and 2:30pm alone by the Airport observatory, the highest recorded in last 10 years.
The incessant rain started around midnight and continued till Friday afternoon inundating the low-lying areas that impacted informal settlements on roads and underpasses. Many cars and two-wheelers were found submerged.
As the Pink City was flooded, the buses headed to the Assembly from Fairmont Hotel were also stuck ahead of the crucial trust vote. Police and the fire brigade were called to take out the buses and it took them half an hour.