'B'luru has turned into Venice'

'B'luru has turned into Venice'

'B'luru has turned into Venice'
The floods led to the pouring of comments from netizens. Be it a sarcastic quip about Bengaluru’s new transformation into ‘Venice’ or highlighting the failure of civic authorities to prevent such a situation yet again, the views expressed on prominent social networks ranged from anger, helplessness, disbelief and of concern.

On Facebook, one Pramod Mahadevan took a grim and futuristic view on the whole situation. He stated: “Wonder what would happen if Chennai type of floods happen in Bangalore’s poor infrastructure.”

Under the #Bangalorerains on Twitter, several city residents highlighted the bad situation on Friday and took a swipe at the ruling government. Manjunath Naglikar wrote: “Residents stuck inside their houses in BTM Layout. Roads flooded with rain water.” Others took a more light-hearted take on the situation. Gaurav Kalra said: “Just past Silk Board junction this morning, knew I should have gotten the boat serviced” With a similar flood situation prevailing at the same time in Gurugram in Haryana, some Twitteraties felt a connection had to be made. One post under the twitter handle TheGhostRider31 wrote: “Dear Gurgaon, Bangalore is also joining you in the quest to become Venice.”

Others like Anuja Chauhan went a step further and talked about the Guragram and Bengaluru floods and the bandh called on Saturday over the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal’s order. She wrote: “#Bangalorerain brainier than #GurgaonJam. Dealing with massive flooding by calling a full #karnatakabandh tomorrow! smart city.”
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