Waterlogging around Hebbal Flyover; commuters harrowed

Waterlogging around Hebbal Flyover; commuters harrowed

Commuters travelling around the Hebbal flyover in north Bengaluru are facing a tough time these days crossing the stretch. On Tuesday severe waterlogging was reported from the area and vehicles got stuck in the waist-deep water. 

“The vehicles get stuck in the stagnated water and the pedestrians have to wade through it. It is a nightmare to pass through the road,” said Ramesh H, a resident of Coffee Board layout in Hebbal who travels to Residency Road for work. 

Commuting to work became a challenge for many as they had to wade through the water mixed with sludge. 

Naveen Mishra, another resident said that the rain and the pothole-filled roads made it very difficult to travel. “I wonder whether the officials are bothered about this or not,” he said.

The local police officials were left as helpless onlookers on Tuesday as even trucks struggled to get past the road. Passing the buck onto Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), a senior civic official said that they were responsible for the mess as they have not cleared the sewage lines properly.