Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala, especially Ernakulam and Kottayam districts, inundating low lying areas on Wednesday morning.
The Indian Meteorological department has issued orange alert for six districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Idukki.
It has been raining heavily since last night.
Several areas in Kochi city, including the busy Jos junction, MG road, Panampilly nagar are waterlogged.
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus terminus in the city is also inundated.
Water has also entered many homes in west Kochi.
Earth and boulders fell onto the railway track between Kottayam and Chingavanam following a landslip affecting train services between Kottayam and Ernakulam stations, railway sources said.