Synopsis: Continuous rain in Bangalore leads to waterlogging in various parts of the city. The poor infrastructure causes massive damage to the daily life of the citizen. The second time flood in a week has drifted the daily life of the citizens as well as the travelers in Bangalore. A gateway to beautiful hill stations from Bangalore is what you opt for at this time.
Overnight rains in the Indian IT hub, Bangalore have yet to indicate the poor civil infrastructure of the city. The second time flood in a week has drifted the daily life of the citizens as well as the travelers in Bangalore. September 5, it was hard for the IT workers to reach their offices on time due to heavy traffic.
It was hard for drivers of two- and four-wheeled vehicles to proceed via the ORR from Silk Board Junction to Bellandur, Marathahalli, HSR layout, and Sarjapura Road due to the crippled traffic flow.
According to the KSNDMC website, the largest amount of rain (148.50 mm) was recorded at 8 am on Monday in East Bangalore in Sampangiramanagar, and 66.50 mm in Bengaluru Urban.
Regions that are affected most
In the railway underbridges at Majestic, Okalipuram, and Kasturinagar, rainwater was more than three feet deep. Shopping avenues like Avenue Road, BVK Iyengar Road, KG Road, and Shivajinagar saw the floodgates open.
Rain also has a negative impact on the following areas: Whitefield, Gottigere, Bannerghatta Road, Vijayanagar, Rajajinagar, Basaveshwar Nagar, Yeshwantpur, Peenya, Laggere, Nandini Layout, Malleswaram, Seshadripuram, RT Nagar, Nagawara, Hennur, Banaswadi, RR Nagar, Kengeri, and Deepanj
Travelers are asked to avoid getting out on the road and halt their travel plans until the situation gets under control. Techies are asked to do work from home because of huge traffic jams. Tourism in Bengaluru has affected massively due to waterlogging and flood.
The Cheif Minister has proposed to develop a temporary drainage
CM Basavaraj Bommai told reporters, “There have been heavy rains in Bengaluru, I have spoken to the Commissioner [BBMP] and other officials. I have asked officials to depute two State Disaster Response Fund [SDRF] teams to Mahdevapura and Bommanahalli zones in the city that have been worst affected, with boats and other equipment..also engineers are there.”