Evening showers flood city roads

Evening showers flood city roads

Waterlogging continued to haunt Bengalureans with the city receiving 18.2 mm of rain (till 8.30 pm) on Wednesday.

There were reports of waterlogging from Koramangala, Gandhinagar, Kempapura in Hebbal, Vasanth Nagar, Cantonment station, Chalukya Hotel and Chickpet. Some roads in these areas were under two feet of water.

Showers held up traffic in several parts of the city. There was slow-moving traffic at Mehkri Circle, Hulimavu Junction, Kempapura Junction, Silk Board Junction, on Sarjapur Road and T Chowdiah Road. Shreeranjini G N, a resident of Chamarajpet, said that she had had wait for almost an hour to pass through the Silk Board Junction. "This not new. But, waiting amidst heavy rain is painful. Commuting in the city has become a punishment these days," she said.

Mayor R Sampath Raj said that the BBMP has deputed workers to help people pump out water from their premises. However, the residents of Koramangala said that they did not come across any such worker in their area.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city has received 221 mm of rain from October 1 until October 10, while it is 131 mm at HAL Airport and 180 mm at the international airport.

Thundershowers predicted

The IMD has predicted thundershowers coupled with lightning and thundershowers across Karnataka for next two days.

“Thunder and lightning are common factors during the withdrawal of southwest monsoon. The heavy rainfall is also because of the formation of various systems," said Sunder M Metri, Director in-charge of IMD-Bengaluru.

IMD has also forecast the formation of a low-pressure area over east central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 3-4 days. “This will bring more rain to the state in the coming days,” Metri said.

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