Heavy rain floods the city for second consecutive day

Heavy rain floods the city for second consecutive day

Workers clear a tree that fell on a vehicle in Grinagar on Friday. Dh photo/Srikanta Sharma R

Heavy thundershowers on the second consecutive day on Friday evening left several parts of the city flooded.

People found it extremely difficult to move as most roads were waterlogged and fewer shelters were available. Many of them could not even avail buses, cabs and autorickshaws, as most of the vehicles are roped in for the poll duty.

People had to wait for hours before they could find some vehicle to commute.

Stretches near Doordarshan TV tower on Jayamahal Road, Trinity Circle, areas near Majestic and Cunningham Road were completely waterlogged.

Commuters near the Silk Board junction were among the worst hit as the roads were under three feet deep rainwater and people had to wade through it.

The rain brought down about 17 trees across the city, including in areas such as Indiranagar, JP Nagar 3rd Phase, Hanumanth Nagar, Hosakerehalli, Girinagar, Chandra Layout, Srinagar, Cambridge Layout, HBR Layout, Banaswadi, Ramamurthy Nagar, Frazer Town, Kanteerava Stadium, and Banashankari 3rd Stage.

However, no injuries were reported from anywhere.

Most houses in Koramangala 4th Block were waterlogged yet again. The stormwater drain in the area is yet to be completed and the sewage water yet again entered a few houses in Indiranagar 18th Main and Kodichikkanahalli.

Meanwhile, a stormwater drain in Hebbal overflowed and caused waterlogging.

The city received 34 mm of rain until 8.30 pm and the HAL received about 14 mm of rain. The Bescom reported crashing of eight electric poles from across the city.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, a low-pressure area is likely to develop over central parts of South Arabian Sea on May 15. It is likely to intensify further and move West-North-Westwards subsequently bringing rain.

The cyclonic circulation over the South East Arabian sea and adjoining Lakshadweep areas extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level persists. It is under this influence that the thundershowers and gusty winds for the next two days will persist, said the official.