Weather News Updates: Widespread Rains Likely for Next 5 Days in Parts of Karnataka

Bengaluru Rains Updates: A 23-year-old woman was electrocuted on a waterlogged road in the Siddapura area near Marathahalli near Bengaluru when she was returning home from work

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Last Updated: September 06, 2022, 22:38 IST

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Bengaluru Rains Updates: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday blamed the previous Congress governments’ ‘maladministration’ and unprecedented rains in the capital city for the deluge. He said, despite all odds, his government has taken it up as a challenge to restore the rain-battered city, and make sure that such things don’t recur in the future. Owing to the torrential downpour that Read More

Sep 06, 2022 20:58 IST

Schools to Remain Closed in Bengaluru East Zone Tomorrow

Primary and high schools in Bengaluru East Zone to remain closed on Wednesday due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging, said Block Education Officer.

Sep 06, 2022 19:59 IST

WATCH | Yellow Alert Issued in Bengaluru

Sep 06, 2022 18:06 IST

Perform or Face Election: Shivakumar to CM Bommai on Bengaluru Rain Woes

Hitting back at Karnataka Chief Minister for blaming previous Congress governments’ “maladministration” for Bengaluru’s rain woes, the party’s state president DK Shivakumar has urged Basvaraj Bommai and his administration to perform or face election. He also alleged that the “corrupt” BJP government and its officials were responsible for Bengaluru’s current situation. “If there were encroachments during the Congress tenure, let them (BJP) clear it, they had earlier got five years’ time, they had now got five years, they should have done it, not performing while in power and blaming previous Congress governments instead is not right,” Shivakumar said, reacting to the Chief Minister’s statement.

Sep 06, 2022 18:02 IST

Widespread Rains Likely for Next 5 Days in Parts of Karnataka

Dr Geeta Agnihotri, Scientist, Meteorological Department told news agency ANI, “Today’s rainfall report for Bengaluru is: Electronic City-8 cms, City office-4 cms, International airport-9.6 mm and HAL airport-5 cms. Heavy rain expected for next 2-3 days in Bengaluru, yellow alert was issued for today. Widespread rains for next five days in coastal and North interior Karnataka, three days widespread rains followed by fairly widespread rains in the next two days in South interior Karnataka.”

Sep 06, 2022 15:58 IST

NDRF Teams Deployed in Bengaluru Society to Rescue People

Teams of NDRF have been deployed to rescue people from an inundated residential society in Bengaluru. Speaking to news agency ANI, J Senthil Kumar, Assistant Commandant, Bengaluru, said, “We have deployed two NDRF teams. A team of SDRF and fire service is also carrying out rescue operations. The BBPM is also using tractors to evacuate people.”

Sep 06, 2022 14:55 IST

Massive Landslide in Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya, Vehicular Movement Stopped on NH-6

Sep 06, 2022 14:38 IST

Bengaluru Rain Havoc: Devastating, Says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Biotechnology industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has termed the rain havoc in Bengaluru as “devastating” and said the city has never faced flooding at such a scale. Both the government and developers need to take collective responsibility to address water-logging, the Executive Chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered biopharmaceuticals company, Biocon, told PTI on Tuesday. “It’s devastating and unprecedented. Bengaluru has never faced flooding at such a scale”, she said.

Sep 06, 2022 13:54 IST

Saving Herself from Drowning, 23-yr-old Woman Accidently Grabs Electric Pole; Dies

A trip to work and back turned tragic for a 23-year-old woman in Bengaluru who died after she was electrocuted in the flooded city’s Marathahalli area. Torrential overnight rain has left the IT city completely inundated with several areas severely hit. The incident took place in Siddapura near Marathahalli when 23-year-old Akhila was returning home from work. While wading through the flooded streets, her two wheeler reportedly broke down in the water logged road and was about to slip and fall down. In a desperate bid to save herself from the fall, Akhila allegedly tried to hold on to a pole for support, but it turned out to be an electric pole. She was instantly electrocuted and died. Akhila was working in a private college.

Sep 06, 2022 13:49 IST

Heavy Rains Predicted Across Karnataka Till September 9

Heavy rains are expected in Karnataka till Friday, September 9, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted. Heavy rains are going to lash Bengaluru, three districts of coastal Karnataka and hilly regions of the state from Sunday, September 4. A yellow warning has been issued to Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts between September 5 to 9. Incessant rains have continued in the state for a month.

Sep 06, 2022 13:43 IST

WATCH | Roads in Bengaluru Remain Flooded as Rainwater Yet to Recede after Monday's Rain

Sep 06, 2022 13:24 IST

'If New York Received This Downpour': Karnataka Minister's Dig at Infosys Director

Karnataka minister K Sudhakar said the situation of New York will also be the same as Bengaluru if it receives this much rain. Taking a jibe at former Infosys director Mohandas Pai who has been vocal about the ‘poor’ infrastructure of the IT capital, the minister said it is easy to complain than solving a problem. “What would have happened in New York if it had rained this much? Whose fault is it that hundreds of villages have been merged into greater Bengaluru without being developed,” the minister tweeted.

Sep 06, 2022 11:46 IST

No Such Rain Seen in Last 90 Years, Problem Only in Two Zones: CM Basavaraj Bommai

From the last 90 years such rain was not seen, it’s raining everyday. There’s a picture being shown that entire Bengaluru is in problem, but that’s not right. The problem is only in two zones: CM Basavaraj Bommai

Sep 06, 2022 11:38 IST

Rainwater Affected 2 Pumping Stations, to be Cleared by Today Afternoon: Karnataka CM on Drinking Water Supply in Bengaluru

Sep 06, 2022 11:31 IST

Bengaluru Rains: Woman Dies Due to Electrocution

A 23-year-old woman has allegedly died due to electrocution after she came into contact with an electric pole while navigating a road flooded with rain water at Siddapura here, police said on Tuesday. According to police sources, the incident is said to have taken place on Monday night, when the victim was returning home on her scooter. According to eyewitnesses, on reaching the stretch of a road that was waterlogged, the lady’s vehicle broke down and she lost balance. As she was trying to regain balance to move ahead, she is said to have touched an electric pole nearby for support and got electrocuted. Locals rushed the woman to a hospital, where she succumbed, sources said.

Sep 06, 2022 11:16 IST

Officers, Engineers Working Round the Clock, Central Team Will Reach Karnataka Tonight: CM Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the authorities are working round the clock and accused the previous government for the waterlogging problems in Bengaluru and other districts. “Our officers, engineers and workers are working round the clock. Wherever there is an issue, we will rush in a few hours. This has happened because of the non-administration of the previous government. There will be no bottleneck in future,” Bommai said. He further requested people to be a little cooperative and added that the central team will reach the state by tonight and the issue of the entire state including Bengaluru will be discussed.

Sep 06, 2022 11:05 IST

WATCH | Massive Water Logging and Traffic Snarls Continue in Bengaluru

Sep 06, 2022 10:40 IST

Real Culprits Municipal Corruption, Civic Apathy, Unsustainable Urbanisation: Milind Deora on Bengaluru Floods

Sep 06, 2022 10:24 IST

Several Streets and Areas Still Waterlogged in Rain Battered Bengaluru

The situation in several parts of rain battered Bengaluru, by and large continued to remain the same on Tuesday, with streets waterlogged, houses and vehicles partially inundated, as torrential downpour lashed the capital city on September 5 night. Using boats and tractors to cross the streets submerged in water by office goers and school children was a common sight this morning in several parts of the city like Yemalur, Rainbow Drive layout, Sunny Brooks Layout, Marathahalli among several others. “I came by tractor as roads are all submerged in water, also our vehicles are under water… I have exams from tomorrow, so I have to go to school,” a girl dressed in school uniform said. “Water has not receded, as there was rain once again last night (Monday), in fact I feel it has increased. I have to go to the office, kids have schools, and I somehow used a tractor today. Request the government and authorities to do something and restore normalcy,” an office goer said.

Sep 06, 2022 10:13 IST

Gadag District in Karnataka Ravaged by Rains, More Downpour Likely

Gadag district in Karnataka, which has been ravaged by rain, received 122.3 mm of rains on Monday. More rain is expected on Tuesday. Heavy rain is also likely to occur at isolated places in Bagalkote, Dharwad, Haveri, Koppal, Raichur and Vijayapura districts. These districts have been put on yellow alert by the IMD.

Sep 06, 2022 09:57 IST

Cars Were Seen Floating in Waterlogged Basavanagar in Karnataka

lashed the state capital for the last couple of days, several areas are still underwater with houses and vehicles partially inundated, there affecting normal life. “Karnataka, especially Bengaluru has not received unprecedented heavy rain.. for the last 90 years, such rain has not been recorded. All the tanks are full and are overflowing, some of them have breached, and there have been continuous rains, every day it is raining,” Bommai said.

Torrential overnight rains left India’s IT capital struggling on Tuesday as inundation and waterlogging threw life out of gear, leading to a public outpour of anger against alleged mis-governance and the powers that be. Boats and tractors were pressed into service in certain parts and a forecast of more rains has caused worry among the people residing in the vulnerable areas, even as many have started moving to safer zones, taking with them only necessary belongings.

Many schools and educational institutes have shifted to online classes. Bangalore schools will remain closed on Tuesday for offline classes as the city continues to witness heavy rains.

The rains severely impacted Bengaluru, capital city of the poll-bound Karnataka, leaving overflowing lakes and storm water drains that inundated low-lying areas. Cars and two wheelers parked either in the basements or in front of the houses were submerged in parts of the city.

Water-logging in localities like Rainbow Drive layout, Sunny Brooks Layout, some areas on Sarjapur Road were to such an extent that tractors and boats were used to ferry students and office goers in the morning. Rains have battered many parts of the city like Whitefield, Indiranagar, Kengeri, R R Nagar, Bommanahalli, Marathalli, and Mahadevapura.

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has warned of water supply disruption in several areas of the city for today and tomorrow. It has arranged temporary tankers free of cost. These will be supplied to areas where water supply through taps has been suspended.

While several areas on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) that houses some of the IT companies, were affected by rains and flooding, some firms were forced to ask their employees to work from home. Most parts of the ORR resembled lakes, affecting the movement of vehicular traffic. Office goers and the general public pushing their two wheelers in knee deep water was a common sight, even as a resident rued the ‘plight’ of ORR.

Ambulances got stuck in traffic jams at various places. Many people took to Twitter to air their grievances, with a short video showing air passengers wading through ankle-deep water in what seemed to be the city airport’s entrance.

IT industry veteran Mohan Das Pai uploaded a video on Twitter, titled “Pls see in Bengaluru,” that showed a man dressed up as Lord Ganesh and wading through near knee-deep water, even as traffic was seen crawling in the background. One Twitter user said he was stuck for five hours at ORR.

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

(with inputs from PTI)

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