Rain cripples City; more showers likely

Rain cripples City; more showers likely

Rain cripples City; more showers likely

Bengaluru, dhns: Heavy rain lashed the City on Saturday afternoon throwing life out of gear.

Water-logging was reported at many places leading to severe traffic jam on important roads.

The meteorological department, which recorded 59.9 mm rainfall on Saturday, has predicted rain and thundershowers in the next 48 hours.

It has also predicted that the maximum and minimum temperatures will remain at around 30 and 20 degree Celsius respectively.

With two major sporting events being lined up in the City on Sunday, enthusiasts and participants can only hope that rain does not play spoilsport.

While an evening rain could spoil plans of those wanting to watch the weekend IPL match, a wet morning would make it tough for those taking part in the TCS 10K Marathon.

Slow moving traffic was reported at Anil Kumble Circle, Hebbal, Mekhri Circle, Anepalya towards Shoolay Circle, Silk Board towards Madiwala Check Post, Jalahalli Cross-Tumkur Road, Bannerghatta Road, near K R Puram Railway Station, Platform Road at Okalipuram, Hudson Circle, K R Puram-Devasandra Junction, Kamaraj Road and near Yelahanka Police Station. 

Power supply was disrupted in many parts of the City with Bescom complaints cell receiving 5,442 calls since afternoon.

About five electricity poles were damaged. Kanteerava Stadium, the venue for the 10K marathon, looked more like a swimming pool. Workers were found struggling to save the temporary toilets stationed for the participants. Drains were overflowing on Kasturba road, Chinnaswamy stadium junction and other places.