The super-cyclone Amphan wrecked havoc and destruction in large parts of Kolkata on Wednesday (20 May) including the airport - a large part of which was flooded due to the storm.
A video tweeted by ANI shows collapsed and hangers including an aircraft partially submerged till its wings. The flooding appears to have have extended till the runway but fortunately the area near the main terminal and the aero-bridges appears to be relatively unaffected. Cargo flight operations remain suspended.
The cyclone is said to be one of the worst to have hit Kolkata in many years. Various buildings became submerged and streets were waterlogged.
Heavy rains and huge gush of wind storms damaged the roofs of several buildings and uprooted a massive number of trees across Kolkata and its adjoining Howrah district.
Reports said that Amphan has already destroyed over 5,000 houses in Minakhan, Haroa, Basirhat Hingalgunj and Hasnabad areas of North 24 Parganas district.
Most of the areas in Howrah and North 24 Parganas faced massive power cuts due to heavy rainfall. Roofs of several houses also collapsed as a result of the strong winds during the cyclonic spell. There have been damages inside the state secretariat building Nabanna as well.
With Inputs From IANS
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 999/year is the best way you can support our efforts.