Rains accompanied by lightning and thunder that hit the city on late Sunday evening, resulted in water-logging in several parts of the city.
The rains hampered the smooth functioning of several Dasara events, with some sub-committees forced to change the venue of scheduled events in the last moment.
Rainfall lasted for over two hours on Sunday evening. According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell, the city recorded 33.5 mm of rainfall during the night. Rainfall was widespread in other parts of Mysore taluk too during the night.
One of the worst hit venues, where Dasara programmes are being held was J K Grounds. Following the downpour on Sunday night, sports events scheduled at the Grounds on account of Raitha Dasara was shifted to Oval Grounds.
Water logging in parts of J K Grounds, where both Mahila Dasara and Raitha Dasara is being held, also hampered the free movement of visitors inside the venue.
Deputy Director of Women and Child Development department, N R Vijay said that Mysore City Corporation’s assistance had to be sought to flush out the water from the Grounds. Another venue that was affected by the rains, was Kuppanna Park, where flower show is being held.
Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture Department, C R Krishnakumar said that water had to be drained out using motors, following the Sunday night showers. “About 95 per cent of the problems at the park has been sorted out. There is some water-logging in a part of the park, which we have not yet been able to drain out,” he said.
Tent pegging event, by the Mounted Police, scheduled to be held at Torchlight Parade Grounds, was also cancelled, as the Ground was not in a fit condition for the same.
Even though slight inconvenience was caused at Yuva Dasara venue at Maharaja Grounds, cultural programmes at the Grounds remained largely unaffected.Several low-lying areas in the city were also affected due to rainfall. Water logging was also observed in Devaraja Market, hampering business activities.
Maximum rainfall in the district during late Sunday evening was recorded at Varuna Hobli of Mysore taluk, which received 99 mm rainfall. In other parts of Mysore taluk, Yelwal received 19.5 mm rainfall, and Jayapura Hobli received 22.5 mm rainfall.