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Heavy rain in Bengaluru leads to waterlogging, infrastructural damage and power outage


Bengaluru on Wednesday night witnessed heavy showers leading to waterlogging, incidents of tree fall, damage to certain infrastructure and power outage in several parts. The central, southern and eastern parts of the city faced the brunt of the thunderstorm Wednesday night.

Metro’s retaining wall collapsed near Seshadripuram, leading to several cars and bikes being damaged, reported PTI.

There were reports of waterlogging in several low-lying areas and underpasses in various parts of the city, leading to traffic jams and affecting normal life.

Areas or roads where waterlogging was reported are parts of the Outer Ring Road, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Double Road, parts of Seshadripuram and a couple of localities near K R Puram, among others.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a few spells of rain or thundershowers, heavy at times is very likely during the next 24 hours.

The city has been receiving rain for the last few days.

The deluge last month had caused havoc leading to large-scale destruction to properties in the city and several offices had asked its employees to work from home.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for three days in the state capital. Wall built near the BMRCL construction site near the JD(S) party office collapsed resulting in public outrage. Seven cars and two bikes were damaged in the incident, reported IANS. Two persons who were in the car that was parked beside the wall, had a narrow escape.

The rain have inundated residential areas of Indiranagar II Stage, HAL Layout in Indiranagar and HSR Layout

The rainwater had sunk bikes and cars parked in front of the houses. The residents at many locations have had severe inconvenience as water entered their houses.

Many vehicles were left stranded on the roads due to waterlogging. The owners of two-wheelers had a harrowing time as their vehicles started flowing with the rainwater as the water level rose on the roads in Shivajinagar Old Market region.

Shantinagar, Jayanagar, Vijayanagar, Mysuru Road, Majestic, City Market, Rajajinagar, Kengeri, Uttarahalli, Yelahanka, Hebbal regions were heavily affected by the rain. Mahadevapura and Bengaluru East, the regions which experienced flood fury recently recorded 60 to 80 mm of rainfall.

(With inputs from agencies)



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