Showers disrupt train, bus services in city

Early morning rain floods city railway station, KBS

Showers disrupt train, bus services in city

Showers in wee hours of Sunday again led waterlogging and tree fall incidents in some areas of the city.

The city railway station and Kempegowda Bus Station (KBS) were looking like a lake after the rain, due to severe waterlogging. The bus and train services were disrupted on Sunday morning.

Vehicular movement was also affected as several roads were flooded on Sunday morning Bannerghatta NICE road was submerged under nearly two feet water.

Several low-lying areas were inundated, with many drains overflowing. Areas such as HSR Layout, Koramangala, Bomanahalli, Madiwala, BTM Layout in Southeast Bengaluru, Basaveshwaranagar, Chamarajpet, Seshadripuram, Vidyaranyapura, K R Market and Malleshwaram were worst hit by the rain. Residents were seen struggling to drain out the muddy water from their houses.

In Vyalikaval, a huge tree fell and more than 10 vehicles parked near it were damaged. There was no power supply till afternoon in the area because of the tree fall. Incidents of tree fall were also reported from Malleswaram, Vidyaranyapura and Cubbon Park.

Roof sheets of the railway bridge at Anand Rao Circle, near Kino theatre underpass, collapsed due to the rain. However, there were no casualties. The road was closed till BBMP cleared the sheets.

Ravi Kumar, a motorist said, “Luckily these sheets feel when there was no one commuting beneath the underpass. Whenever there is rain, many people stand under this bridge to take shelter and, it is very dangerous. Railways and other authorities concerned should act immediately on the issue.”

The rains which started around 2 am on Sunday night continued till early morning. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 48.2 mm of rainfall on Sunday morning. HAL airport recorded 0.1 mm rainfall and Kempegowda International Airport 18.1 mm.

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