Bengaluru rain: Luxurious Villas Flooded, Cars Seen Floating

Bengaluru rain: Due to flooding and waterlogging caused by the torrential overnight rains, India’s IT capital was struggling on Monday, sparking a public outcry against alleged misgovernance and the establishment. A forecast of more rain has prompted fear among the residents of the vulnerable districts, even though many have started migrating to safer zones, taking only necessary goods with them. In other areas, boats and tractors were put to use.

Online courses are now offered by many educational institutions and schools. Given the city’s ongoing severe rains, Bangalore schools will be shuttered on Tuesday in order to hold offline courses.

The capital city of poll-bound Karnataka, Bengaluru, was severely affected by the rains, which caused lakes to overflow and stormwater drains to flood low-lying regions. In certain areas of the city, cars and motorcycles that were parked in the basements or in front of homes were buried.

Tractors and boats were employed to transport students and office workers in the morning due to water logging in locations including Rainbow Drive Layout, Sunny Brooks Layout, and several areas on Sarjapur Road. Many areas of the city, including Whitefield, Indiranagar, Kengeri, R R Nagar, Bommanahalli, Marathalli, and Mahadevapura, have been severely affected by the rain.

The Bangalore Water Delivery and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has issued a warning that there will be water supply interruptions today and tomorrow in a number of city neighbourhoods. It has provided free temporary tanks. These will be sent to locations where the delivery of water through taps has been halted.

A house collapsed in Karnataka’s Koppal due to heavy rainfall.
Bengaluru rain: A house collapsed in Karnataka’s Koppal due to heavy rainfall.

Some businesses were compelled to request that their staff work from home as a result of floods and rain in numerous regions around the Outer Ring Road (ORR), which is home to some of the IT industries. The majority of the ORR resembled lakes, which had an impact on how traffic moved in cars. Even as a homeowner lamented the “plight” of ORR, it was usual to see people pushing their two-wheelers through knee-deep water in front of offices and the general public.

Various locations had traffic bottlenecks with ambulances. With a brief video depicting airline customers wading through ankle-deep water in what appeared to be the city airport’s entrance, many people flocked to Twitter to voice their complaints.

Veteran IT worker Mohan Das Pai posted a video on Twitter with the hashtag “Pls see in Bengaluru” that featured a man dressed as Lord Ganesh walking through water that was about knee-deep while traffic crawled by in the backdrop. One Twitter user claimed to have spent five hours detained at ORR.

The worst-hit areas of the city, Mahdevapura and Bommanahalli, would receive two State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams, according to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. “Bengaluru has seen tremendous rains; I’ve spoken with the commissioner of the BBMP and other officials. I’ve requested that authorities send two teams of the SDRF, complete with boats and other equipment, to the city’s worst-affected areas, Mahdevapura and Bommanahalli.


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