While everyone was busy celebrating Vinayaka Chaviti, Bengaluru was shaken by the Kumbhavrishti as if Lord Varuna was angry. Mainly the East and South-East regions were affected by the torrential downpour. It is made to look like a pond. Roads, cellars of houses and apartments were submerged. The police, fire and PALK personnel had to take rescue measures. The helpless were moved to safe places in canoes and rubber boats.
Witness, Bangalore: Bengaluru city was shaken by two days of continuous rains. Due to the heavy rains in Mahadevpura area, the area became waterlogged. In Bellandur, Marathahalli and Outer Ring Road, where most of the IT and BT companies are located, the flood water did not recede for two days. IT hubs were flooded and roads were destroyed. Many areas where IT employees live were submerged. Old people, children and women suffered. It was so waterlogged that I could not step out of the house. The outer ring road has turned into a pond.
This is the heaviest rain since 1989
The city received a record 162 mm of rain in a single day. This is the first time since August 27, 1989 that it has rained so much. BBMP Commissioner Tushar Girinath said that the reason for the submergence of Marathahalli Ring Road at Belandur Ecospace is that the royal canals were encroached.
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— Harish Bijoor (@harishbijoor) September 1, 2022
Bangalore should be saved
In the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Karnataka on Friday, eminent industrialist Mohandas Pai mentioned the problems of Silicon City on Twitter. Please save Bangalore. He criticized the BBMP for neglecting to remove silt from the royal canals.
209 places in flood
Roads around Whitefield and Ecospace got waterlogged due to lack of rainwater drainage. Efforts have been made to send water as rainwater has stagnated in Marathahalli Road, Bellandur, Varthur Main Road and HSR layout. Motorists will not benefit as water seeps into cars and bikes. 209 places were flooded. It also includes IT corridors. Several ATMs were flooded. Heavy rains lashed around Bangalore on Thursday evening as well.
Fish on the road
Heavy rains have been lashing Karnataka for the past few days. A fish was found on the road during the torrential rains in Bangalore. A municipal staff caught it while another person was taking pictures. This photo has become viral on the net. Seeing this, the netizens are commenting that there is no need to go anywhere for fish.
— Prachi Pareekh (@prachipareekh) September 1, 2022
Rains today and tomorrow
Officials of the Meteorological Department said that heavy rains are likely to occur in the state for two more days. Yellow alert has been announced in Belagavi, Gadag, Bellary, Tumkur Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Chikkamagalur and other districts. People are panicking as there is rain forecast till Sunday in Bengaluru.
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