Heavy Rain Floods Areas In Bengaluru, City Put On Yellow Alert

Karnataka Deputy CM D K Shivakumar visited the BBMP control room on Monday night to take stock of the situation.
Heavy Rain Floods Areas In Bengaluru, City Put On Yellow Alert

Several areas of Bengaluru were inundated leaving commuters choked in traffic snarls as heavy rain pounded the city on Monday.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Yelahanka, Kengeri, and Dayanandanagar received 147.5mm, 62.5 mm and 58.5 mm of rainfall respectively.

Areas such as Shantinagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Hosur Road, Mysuru Road, outer ring road, Seshadripuram, Koramanagala, Vijayanagar, Bannerghatta Road, Indiranagar and Benniganahalli metro station premises reported flooding.

IMD has predicted light to moderate showers in Bengaluru city on Tuesday and put Bengaluru along with Shivamogga, Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Davangere, Gadag, Tumkuru, and Chikkaballapura districts on yellow alert.

Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar visited the control room of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday night to take stock of the situation.

Though the control room received multiple complaints of major waterlogging, officials said no heavy damage has been reported till 11.15 pm due to rain.

“There is no major damage due to rain. Our staff has been on the ground since last evening clearing the stagnant water. Joint commissioners along with engineers of all the eight zones of the BBMP have been on the ground,” said a senior official from the BBMP.

Due to waterlogging, slow moving traffic was observed in areas like Hennur on Tuesday.

Autorickshaw drivers said some of their vehicles broke while ferrying commuters through heavily waterlogged roads.

“After disembarking from a bus from Hyderabad around 2 am, the passengers were frantically looking for an autorickshaw to reach their home. Though we knew some of the areas were flooded we decided to board them. Some of the autos broke on the way. Unfortunately, after every rain we have to take our autos to a mechanic,” said Santosh S, an autorickshaw driver in Majestic.

Source: The Indian Express

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