KMC inaugurates service to forecast information on the monsoons
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has started a local outdoor monsoon forecast service. It was inaugurated last Friday by Mayor Sovan Chatterjee.
As a part of that, seven LED monopoles have been placed at seven strategic locations across the city – at Mallick Bazar, at the Park Circus seven-point crossing (in front of Islamia Hospital), in front of the National Library, near the Tollygunge metro station, beside E-Mall, on Park Street (in front of Allen Park) and in Kankurgachhi.
Among the information to be provided on the LED screens would be the day’s current temperature, amount of rainfall that has fallen, predictions on waterlogging and the timings of low and high tides in the Hooghly.
Another service to be provided by KMC, through the website www.weatherkolkata.in, is prediction of water-logging by compiling data from the Palmer Bridge, Ballygunge and Dhapa pumping stations, gathered between the last 15 minutes to the past 24 hours.