Bangalore turns into sewage pool

“We were stuck in traffic for nearly two hours near Viveknagar with no respite. While the Adugodi Road stormwater drain is overflowing, so is another one near Infant Jesus Church blocking Viveknagar,” Sapna of Kormangala told Deccan Herald.

Traffic standstill

Citizens returning home from work felt the pinch as traffic came to standstill in the affected areas.

Many of them waded through water bare foot. On KH Road and near the Richmond Circle flyover, a few vehicles broke down adding to the misery. Rhineus Street, Alexander Street, Nanjappa Circle also reported blockage with motorists negotiating waterlogged roads. Traffic rules were thrown to the winds with no policemen in sight.

Trees uprooted

While no loss of life was reported, the rains did uproot several trees in many places including Ring Road at Rajaraje- shwari Nagar, Srinivas Nagar 2nd Block and near the Tuberculosis Institute. A tree uprooted near the Baldwin Girls’ School bringing traffic to a halt.

The rains yet again exposed the pathetic drainage system of the City. In Kempegowda Nagar, a compound wall collapsed on a tempo and car, rainwater gushed into several houses in Papanna Street and Chelekere.

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