Sudden rain at night floods many parts of Bengaluru

Sudden rain at night floods many parts of Bengaluru

Motorists struggle to navigate the waterlogged Mysuru Road at Nayandanahalli junction on Wednesday night. DH PHOTO/Srikanta Sharma R

The residents of Koramangala 4th Block once again bore the brunt of waterlogging, that too, after the smallest spell of rain.

On Wednesday night, the area was flooded with sewage water. Bylanes such as 11th Main, 5th Cross, 4th B Cross, 12th A Main and 4th Cross were inundated. Though not many residents reported water entering houses, some complained that every moving vehicle brought water inside the compound. They said they faced similar problems during the 2017 rains too. 

Some residents had raised the height of their gates and built a wall across the sump. And it helped. William Panakal, one such resident, said, “Thank god, this time water has not entered my house. But our street is completely flooded. Each time a vehicle moves, the water enters the compound.”

Waterlogging was reported from 7th and 8th Main of BTM Layout. Bilekahalli, Kodichikkanahalli and Old Airport Road reported flooding. A tree was uprooted at 16th B Main in Koramangala 3rd Block, but there was no damage.

A resident near KR Garden said water rose up to 3.5 feet on Old Airport Road, making it difficult for commuters to navigate.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), Yelahanka received 24.5 mm of rainfall, Bengaluru South 25.5 mm, Horamavu 11.5 mm, Tavarekere 23 mm and Kodigenahalli 12 mm of rainfall on Wednesday.