Several areas of Bengaluru were flooded after overnight torrential rain, flooding roads and reports of traffic jams at key intersections in the city.This is second time in a week The capital of Karnataka is witnessing such severe flooding.
Many main roads were flooded and apartment basements were flooded after last night’s rain. Transport advice urges residents to avoid going outside except in emergencies and not to send their children to school.
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Ecospace, Bellandur, KR Market, Silk Board junction and the outer ring road near Varthur are among the affected areas. IT corridors were also flooded, while several houses in the HBR layout were flooded.
Footage shows the bus stuck in the middle of the flooded old airport road. The road was also flooded after last week’s rain, and it was visited by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai two days ago. Severe flooding was reported on Sarjapur Road, with car parks of nearby buildings submerged under water.
The Balagere-Panathur road in Varthur was turned into a river by an overflowing storm drain and rescuers were deploying inflatable boats. More than 30 apartment complexes and their basements were flooded in Mahadevapura.
Traffic activity has been affected along Whitefield Arterial Road, Old Airport Road, Balagere Arterial Road, Sarjapur Road and Yemalur Arterial Road.
Several firms, including Goldman Sachs and Swiggy, have asked their employees to work from home, Reuters reported, citing unnamed employees.
A similar situation occurred in Bengaluru last Tuesday, as torrential rain caused flooding in several parts of the city. Trees were found uprooted, while schools and universities remained closed.
The IT and banking company said in a letter to the chief minister that this resulted in losses worth billions of dollars. “We will call the IT companies and discuss with them the problems they are facing (due to waterlogging). We will discuss compensation and other related damages due to the rain,” Mr Bomai told news agency ANI today.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast heavy rainfall in Karnataka by September 9, especially in Bengaluru and coastal areas of the state. Yellow alerts have been issued for Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts.