Over 30 trees uprooted as rain continues to pound City

Over 30 trees uprooted as rain continues to pound City

Five vehicles damaged by falling trees in Jayanagar

Over 30 trees uprooted as rain continues to pound City

More than 30 trees were uprooted on Saturday, following the rainfall that lashed the city. Jayanagar was the worst affected with more than 15 trees being uprooted.

In Jayanagar, trees were uprooted near Ashoka Pillar;  Krishna Kalyana Mandira; Jayanagar 4th  ' T '  block (at 38th, 39 and 40th cross); near Adyar Ananda Bhavan; Tilak Nagar and East End Main Road.

BBMP reported complaints of tree falling at Cubbon Road, Johnson Market, Ashok Nagar, near Hosmat Hospital, near Dayanand Sagar College in Kumaraswamy Layout, JP Nagar 6th Phase, Puttenahalli, Vijayanagar 6th Main Road, Radha Krishna Hospital at Girinagar, Banashankari BDA complex, near Raghavendra Mutt in Banashankari 2nd Stage, Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar, Vijaya Bank Colony, Bannerghatta Road and Puttenahalli.

Five vehicles were damaged in Jayanagar as trees crashed on them. Apart from uprooting of trees, the rainfall led to traffic jams. Bumper-to-bumper traffic was witnessed near Chinnaswamy stadium, Marenahalli main road, JC Road, Residency Road (till Brigade Road Junction), Shanthala Junction in Majestic and on Ballari Road (near Hebbal flyover). Peak-hour traffic was reported at Chennamma Circle (from Kamakya theatre Circle on Outer Ring Road).

Ambulances passing through Trinity Circle, MG Road were seen struggling to reach their destinations. Waterlogging was reported at Shivajinagar bus stand due to which motorists and commuters were put to inconvenience. The footpaths at the bus stand were submerged in rainwater, adding to the woes of the commuters.

N Jayanti, general manager, customer relations, Bescom, said, “We have received 2,600 complaints and the helpline numbers are busy with calls from residents since evening. Action is being taken and we are closely monitoring the situation.

“The most number of poles have fallen in South and East zone, due to uprooting of trees and strong winds”.

The city recorded 9.3 mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm, HAL  Airport about 0.8 mm and BIAL received trace rainfall. According to Indian Meteorological Department, Bengaluru, the city will experience moderate rainfall for the next two to three days.

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