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Lakes overflow; many areas inundated in city

  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:34
Bengaluru on Sunday continued to reel under problems due to the incessant rain that has lashed the city over the past few days.

The city received 66 mm of rainfall on Saturday midnight, which resulted in waterlogging at several areas, including Kengeri, Mysore-Bangalore Road, HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Madiwala and Electronic City.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Kengeri received the highest rainfall, measuring 167 mm.

As DH had reported on Saturday, three persons died near Minerva Circle. Another youth was washed away in a drain near Seshadripuram.

Area like Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Koramangala, Gottigere, HSR Layout and Thanisandra were frequently flooded. Waterlogging on Mysore Road and the collapsing of a part of the Infosys compound wall in Electronic City following heavy rain have worsened the situation.

A few lakes, including the ones at Madiwala, Dubasipalya, Yentaganahalli and Binnamangala, were overflowing, leading to flooding in nearby areas.

The breaching of the Dubasipalya lake left the KSRTC bus stand in Kengeri inundated, and Mysore Road flooded early in the morning. No casualties were reported. About 60 people stranded in a bus on Mysore Road were rescued by fire personnel.

Commuting around Kengeri, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Nyanadanahalli, Nagarbhavi and surrounding areas was near impossible on Sunday morning.

"The rainfall is quite unusual this time as it is bringing the city to a standstill at certain places. This is certainly a cause of worry for us. We do not know whether to live in this place or move to another house," said Preethi, a resident of Madiwala, whose house was flooded three times in a month.

Meanwhile, several lakes, including the ones at Lalbagh, Madiwala, Bellandur and Varthur, breached on Sunday. Visitors to Lalbagh were disappointed as they could not go on their morning walks.
Deccan Herald - City


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