Heavy rains and waterlogging disrupt normal life in parts of Bangalore

Bangalore: Normal life has been disrupted due to severe waterlogging in several parts of Bangalore amid heavy rains in the city on Friday.

Several houses, cars and vehicles were submerged in water due to heavy rains in several parts of Bangalore.

People are also stranded in some places due to road congestion.

An emergency operation in the waterlogged areas is underway by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and firefighters.

With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting rain for another three days, the civic body’s chief told his forces to prepare to respond quickly to complaints such as falling trees and blocking water on roads and at crossroads. Failure to comply will result in legal action against the relevant officials, BBMP Chief Commissioner Sri Gaurav Gupta has strictly warned.

Addressing an emergency virtual meeting held, due to the rainfall in the city, he said no citizen should face any trouble during the rainfall. BBMP crews should immediately reach places where trees/branches have fallen or where rainwater is blocked. Should fix the problem immediately and make traffic flow smoother.

He asked to identify areas where water is blocked and to take measures to avoid water blockage. He also called for ensuring a regular flow of water in all the main storm drains in the city. All zonal control rooms must have the necessary equipment/machines and the necessary personnel. Senior area officials should hold meetings to address rain-related issues, the chief commissioner told officials.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted fairly widespread or scattered light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning most likely over Kerala-Mahe and southern interior of Karnataka over the next five days under the influence of the cyclonic circulation on the southeastern Arabian Sea and neighboring regions. Lakshadweep Area down to mid tropospheric levels.

“Fairly widespread/scattered light to moderate rain accompanied by thunderstorms/lightning most likely over Kerala-Mahe and interior of southern Karnataka over the next 5 days; over Lakshadweep over the next 3 days and isolated/scattered rain over Tamilnadu-Poducherry-Karaikal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema and Coastal and North Interior Karnataka over the next 5 days,” he said.

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