Bengaluru Rains LIVE Updates: City Flooded After Rain, Waterlogging Cause Traffic Snarls; Water Supply to be Hit for 2 Days

Bengaluru Rains LIVE Updates: A massive traffic jam was caused on Marathahalli-Silk Board junction road in Bengaluru amid severe waterlogging

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Last Updated: September 05, 2022, 21:41 IST

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Bengaluru Rains LIVE Updates: Karnataka’s Bengaluru is battling severe waterlogging with heavy rain lashing the city, leading to flood-like situation in several areas. Chief Minister Bommai said that the government would talk to IT companies and discuss compensation for losses due to rain-related damages.

Waterlogging caused by torrential showers on Sunday caused severe traffic jams on Monday morning. A massive Read More

Sep 05, 2022 21:41 IST

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An aerial view of flooded Rainbow Drive Layout after heavy monsoon rains at Sarjapur, in Bengaluru, Monday. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)

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CM to Visit TK Halli to Inspect Submerged Water Pumping Station in Mandya District

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he will be visiting the T.K.Halli unit of Bengaluru Water Board in Mandya district that will manage the drinking water supply to Bengaluru City due to the rushing of water into the unit following heavy rains on Sunday night. “I am leaving for Mandya soon after Teachers’ day function to assess the situation”, he told reporters.

traffic jam was caused on Marathahalli-Silk Board junction road in Bengaluru amid severe waterlogging.

Several areas in Mahadevpura and Bommanahalli have reported flooding during to heavy rains. The IMD has issued a yellow alert in the city and in several districts in Karnataka, and has warned of heavy rains until September 9.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “There have been heavy rains in Bengaluru, I have spoken to the Commissioner (BBMP) and other officials. I have asked officials to depute two State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams to Mahdevapura and Bommanahalli zones in the city that have been worst affected, with boats and other equipment..also engineers are there.”

He further said, he has instructed officials to see to it that water is drained out from the inundated roads at the earliest. “There is a plan on how to create a temporary drain and how to go about it (drain out water), it will be operationalised today,” he added.

Noting that due to heavy rains on Sunday, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board’s (BWSSB) unit that manages Cauvery water supply to city at T K Halli has been flooded and has caused damage to machinery there, Bommai said, he will be visiting there to inspect the spot.

“Already BWSSB chairman, engineers, Urban Development Secretary and other officials are there, work on draining out water is underway…probably by afternoon or evening things will be under control. All technical and emergency works are underway,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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