Following heavy rains overnight, many portions of Bengaluru are now underwater, and the city’s major intersections are seeing traffic congestion. The state capital of Karnataka has seen severe waterlogging twice in the last week. After last night’s downpour, many arterial roads were flooded, and apartment basements were flooded. Residents were advised not to send their children to school and not to leave their houses unless it was an emergency in a traffic advisory.
Among the locations impacted are the Outer Ring Road next to Ecospace, Bellandur, KR Market, Silk Board intersection, and Varthur. Additionally flooded is the IT corridor, while several homes in HBR Layout are underwater. Even after last week’s rain, the road was flooded, and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had just inspected it. Sarjapur Road is reportedly heavily waterlogged, and parking spaces for neighboring buildings can be observed to be submerged.
Due to overflowing storm drains, the Balagere-Panathur road in Varthur has become a river, and rescue workers are using inflated boats to cross it. Mahadevapura has more than 30 residential buildings with flooded basements. In response to severe rains that have disrupted normal life, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has ordered the deployment of State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) teams at flood-hit Mahadevapura and Bommanahalli in Bengaluru.
There will be two SDRF teams sent, one for Bommanahalli and the other for Mahadevapura. Old Airport Road, Balagere Main Road, Sarjapur Road, and Yemalur Main Road all see a slowed-down flow of traffic.
Work From Home for Employees
According to Reuters, which used anonymous employees, a number of companies, including Goldman Sachs and Swiggy, have requested their employees to work from home. Similar circumstances occurred in Bengaluru last Tuesday as a result of heavy rains that caused flooding in various areas of the city. Trees were discovered to have been uprooted when schools and universities were closed.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, IT and financial companies claimed that this resulted in losses of hundreds of crores. The state of Karnataka, particularly Bengaluru and the coastal regions, is expected to experience severe rains through September 9, according to the weather office. In the districts of Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Chikkamagaluru, a Yellow alert has been issued.
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