Three hours of heavy rains, measuring greater than 75 mm, throughout Bengaluru on Friday noticed retaining partitions of storm water drains getting breached or partly collapsing at many locations, flooding many low-lying areas and throwing normal life out of substances.
A portion of the retaining wall of the storm water drain collapsed close to Dattatreya Layout in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, leading to water coming into homes within the space.
As the water blended with slush, sewerage and rubbish gushed into their houses, a number of residents had a harrowing expertise, as they have been saved busy flushing out the water out, whereas struggling to maintain their electrical home equipment, ration and garments in a secure place.
Besides this, vehicular motion too was badly affected, leading to site visitors snarls in key junctions throughout the Central Business district.
With a number of experiences of floods in low-lying areas and site visitors snarls, Revenue Minister R. Ashoka was himself monitoring the aid works.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner, N. Manjunath Prasada additionally monitored aid work by means of the central management room within the civic physique’s workplace.
Along with BBMP employees, the Fire and Police division personnel joined arms to clear site visitors throughout town, with many autos breaking down because of the heavy rain including to the site visitors woes.
However at some locations, even the police threw up their arms in despair attributable to bumper to bumper site visitors with many auto-rickshaws breaking down including to chaos.
Bengaluru shouldn’t be unused to floods as for the final 20 years, a number of Municipal Commissioners in addition to elected representatives, together with Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayana himself two days in the past, obliquely conceding that encroachments on the storm water drains have been a significant contributing issue for such floods.
Meanwhile the India Meteorological Department has issued yellow alert for Bengaluru for subsequent two days, which implies town can be receiving wherever between 64 mm to 115 mm rain.