Met predicts more downpour

Rain triggered by cyclonic circulation; City records humidity of 93 pc

Metro workers clearing the rainwater on K R Road near Basavanagudi flyover, which led to traffic snarls, on Friday evening. DH PHOTO

Met Department Director A Muthuchami told Deccan Herald that the rain is triggered by cyclonic circulation in the south-west bay which is moving in north westerly direction. “But it is not intense or a depression. It is fairly common in this period. There will be quite a bit of thunderstorm as well and hence people taking shelter from rain should also be very careful,” he cautioned.

South interior Karnataka will receive heavy rainfall in the next two days, while north interior Karnataka will receive rain after these two days.

Victims

Dinesh Kumar, who was electrocuted following the rains on Friday, was a resident of Harinagar in Konanakunte. Police said Dinesh ran a fancy store. Dinesh’s relatives alleged that the incident occurred due to Bescom’s negligence.

Anand (30), who was also electrocuted, was a labourer from Lakshman Rao Nagar. The incident occurred when he was going to a bakery near his house. He fell down after he accidentally touched an electric wire broken away from a transformer on roadside. He died on the way to the hospital, police said. Adugodi police have registered a case.
BBMP Commissioner, after visiting the family of Viji (the boy who was washed away in the storm water drain) visited Brindavan Nagar and Narayanappa Garden near Tavarekere where the rain water had rushed into many shops and houses.

This congested area has a huge storm water drain running through narrow roads with two-way traffic and houses and shops built very close to each other.  When Deccan Herald spoke to residents there, they complained of water entering their houses.
Chandrashekar, a petty shop owner on Brindavan Nagar main road said that water logging is imminent whenever there is rain. “If it rains in the night there is less vehicle movement, but today as it rained in the afternoon there was a lot of problem in vehicular traffic due to water logging”, he said.

Many have built barriers in front of their shops and houses to prevent rain water entering their houses. “Barriers are the only solution for now till some permanent remedy is found,” Raju, a resident said.

DH News Service

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