City records 19.8 mm rainfall

City records 19.8 mm rainfall

Heavy rains lashed City on Monday evening. In a span of two hours the City received 19.8 mm rainfall.

The heavy downpour led to traffic jams, disruption in power supply and waterlogging in several areas.  IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in the next few days.

On Monday, Yelahanka recorded 15.8 mm rainfall, up to 8.30 pm, and HAL airport received 4.5 mm rainfall.

Road users had to face hardships in many areas, particularly in central business district, as vehicular movement came to a halt due to waterlogging. 

There was a long queue of vehicles from Cauvery Junction to Chalukya Circle as the underpass at Cauvery Junction was submerged in drain water. 

While it was a bumper-to-bumper ride on MG Road, vehicles were stranded on Kasturba Road, traffic police said.

Branches of a huge tree came crashing down on Cunningham Road, bringing vehicular movement to a halt between Chandrika Hotel Junction and Avinash Petrol Bunk.

Vehicles were stranded for more than 45 minutes near Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Madivala and Shanthinagar Junction.

Traffic snarls were witnessed on J C Road, S P Road, K G Road, Richmond Circle, Platform Road, Shanthala Junction, Sheshadri Road, Mysore Road.

A tree collapsed on a BMTC bus near BDA complex in Banashankari II Stage. However, nobody was injured in the incident. Trees were uprooted at Gruhalakshmi Layout at Kamalanagar.

Waterlogging was reported at Gangamma Layout, Hebbal, Cholanayakanahalli and Journalist Colony on J C Road, according to BBMP officials.

IMD-Bangalore Director B Puttanna said signs indicate good rainfall for July. There is an upper air cyclonic circulation over north Bay of Bengal and its extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level.

Due to this, low pressure area is expected to form within 24 hours and under this influence, entire State, including Bangalore City will receive good amount of rainfall, coupled with thunder showers.

Puttanna pointed that this year though the intensity of rainfall has been less, the distribution has been good. July is usually a good rainfall month and we are expecting 93 per cent rainfall for the month and 96 per cent for August.

Bangalore, in June, received 23 per cent more rainfall.

The normal is 87mm, while City has received 172 mm. The City, in the last two days, received 6 cm rainfall. In June, 2014, the State as a whole received 121.5 mm rainfall, against the normal of 197.1 mm.

Complaints

Bescom recieved 2,482 complaints between 6 pm and 9 pm. Of these, 1442 complaints were from Bangalore Metro Area Zone and 94 from Bangalore Rural Area Zone.

The calls pertained to power shutdown, fallen electricity poles and malfunctioning transfomers among others.

Bescom General Manger (CR) Jayanthi N said staff and vehicles were rushed to attend to the problems.


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