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Rains continue to lash Bangalore

Last updated: 23 April, 2011
Bangalore, Apr 23, (PTI):

Heavy rains lashed the city for the second successive day today, inundating low lying areas, uprooting trees in some regions and causing traffic jam on all the main roads.

Heavy rain affected life in city near Basaveshwara Circle in Bangalore on Saturday. Photo/ S K Dinesh

Incessant rains have uprooted trees in some areas while some low lying areas including Ejipura, parts of Mysore road and Goripalya have been inundated. There has also been water logging in areas including Sriramapuram and Okalipuram, officials of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike told PTI.

BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah, who along with Mayor S K Nataraj visited some rain-battered areas, said senior officials were monitoring the situation and teams had been sent to drain out water from the low lying areas.

Meteorological department sources said that in the last 24 hours ending 0830 hrs today, Jadagenahalli in Bangalore Rural district recorded a maximum rainfall of 104.5 mm while Sarjapur in Bangalore Urban district recorded 77.5 mm.


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