Rain affects life in Pondy

Pondicherry Nov. 9. Heavy rain has been lashing Pondicherry since last night affecting normal life. During the 24-hour period ending at 8-30 a.m. today 3.1 cm rainfall was recorded.

Traffic on important thoroughfares like Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mission street and Rangapillai street was thrown out of gear. Vehicle riders had a tough time in negotiating bumpy roads and irregularly closed trenches.

Pits dug for laying underground telephone cables added to the woes of road users.

Braving inclement weather, the workers of a local temple took out a procession carrying the idol of `Sooran' as part of the Kandar Sashti festival.

A buffalo which fell into a road side drainage was saved by by fire service personnel in Krishna nagar -Lawspet bypass road.

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