Even as the monsoons are supposed to retreat from the end of September, there seems to be no respite from lashing rains in Bengaluru. The city has recorded the highest rains in the decade. Thursday’s rain has left road waterlogged, homes inundated, trees uprooted, several vehicles submerged and power cuts were reported across several areas of the city.
Upper air cyclonic circulation over the Arabian Sea has had an adverse effect on weather conditions in Bengaluru which recorded 65mm of rain from 1.00pm to 5.50pm on Thursday. This is the highest rainfall in a day since 2007.
The Arekera Lake is overflowing and all roads in the Koramangala, BMT Layout, HSR Layout, Hebbal, Shantinagar and also in Nayandahalli, Chickpet and Vijaynagar have reported flooding causing traffic jams. Mysuru Road and Silk Board Junction are also flooded as per recent reports.
Vehicles have been stranded on either sides of the road for about 4 hours at the underpass on Shivananda Circle with BBMP workers trying their level best to get the area cleared. Nikhil Vijayapura, a regular commuter along the Bannerghatta road stated that a journey from his office to residence, which normally takes about 45 minutes took an exceedingly long time as he had to contend with traffic jams and floods along the way.
The Mayor of Benguluru, Mr Sampat Raj has taken stock of the situation and assessed the stream of complain calls received at BBMP control room. Workers have been ordered to clean clogged drains and clear out garbage which has mounted due to the festive season. The workers were also made to forfeit their public holiday on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti so better conditions could be restored to the city.
Bangalore heavy rain this is how we are making Smart City #bangalorerains pic.twitter.com/FSZsxvLb5T
— Manoj Kumar (@Manoj___Kumar) October 5, 2017
2 hours of rain and we are done 🙁#bangalorerains #electroniccity pic.twitter.com/8Y9xgq089G
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