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Heavy downpour breaks 90-year record in Bengaluru, “Yellow Alert” for next 3 days, schools remain closed

There was heavy rainfall in Bangalore on Sunday and Monday. After this, water entered the basement of many buildings of this hi-tech city. People expressed their anger towards the Greater Bengaluru Municipal Corporation over the city's drainage system.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: Continues heavy rain is wreaking havoc in the country’s Silicon City Bangalore. The country’s Silicon City Bangalore is in a bad condition due to heavy rains. Flood-like situation has arisen in many areas. Many campuses, roads etc. have been filled with several feet of water. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old scooty-riding girl died due to electrocution. At the same time, IT professionals have to take the help of tractor trolleys to reach the office. Schools in parts of Bengaluru will remain closed today as the city grapples with unprecedented floods for three straight days.

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Amid waterlogging and heavy rainfall in Karnataka Bengaluru, all primary and high schools in the East Zone will remain shut for today. The announcement was made by the Block Education Officer last night. Students and parents have been informed. The order, issued by Block Education Officer is for all private and government schools.

They are going to the office by trolleys by paying 50-50 rupees. On the other hand, CM Basavaraj Bommai has blamed the previous Congress government for the flood problem in the city. Due to heavy rains, water has entered the houses. It has become difficult even for people to leave the house. Similar scenes are seen at different places in Bengaluru. On the other hand, Block Education Officer said that primary and high schools in Bengaluru East Zone will remain closed tomorrow due to heavy rains and waterlogging.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the rain has broken a 90-year record. The situation is such that luxurious bungalows in the residential areas of the city and luxury cars like Lexus, Bentley, BMW, and Range Rover are half submerged in water while at least 1 death has been reported in the metropolitan. In view of the current situation, IT companies have also announced work from home.

IMD issues yellow alert for rains

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According to the Met Department, the city is expected to experience a spell of heavy to moderate rain for the next weather five days. Dr Geeta Agnihotri, Scientist, Meteorological Department said, “Widespread rains will take place for the next 5 days.” She further added that the city will face widespread rains for the next 3 days after which fairly widespread rains will lash the next 2 days in South interior Karnataka.

-Two NDRF teams have been deployed to rescue people from an inundated residential society in Bengaluru.

-“We have deployed two NDRF teams. SDRF, a Fire service is also carrying out rescue operations. BBPM is also using tractors to evacuate people”, said J Senthil Kumar, Assistant Commandant, Bengaluru.

-Bengaluru IT Professionals Travel In Tractor To Reach Office Amid Heavy Rains.

Office goers in Bengaluru are seen traveling in tractors, and JCBs.
-Drinking water supply to be restored soon-of the two water pumping stations that were flooded in the Mandya district, water has receded from the first pumphouse and the other pumphouse is to be cleared by today afternoon.

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Traffic affected due to rains

Most parts of the Outer Ring Road, Sarjapur road, that houses some IT firms resembled lakes, affecting the movement of vehicular traffic. Tractors were ploughing through the flooded roads and streets, ferrying people to their respective destinations. According to chief minister Bommai, some areas in the state capital have received 150 per cent more rains than normal between September 1 and 5. Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli and K R Puram have recorded 307 per cent excess rain, he said, without elaborating. “This was the highest rainfall in the last 42 years. All the 164 tanks in Bengaluru are filled to the brim,” he said.

Kerala and Karnataka are in the grip of floods due to heavy rains these days. People’s life has become busy here. Millions of people are affected by the floods. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department has also issued a warning for other southern states. Monsoon rains will wreak havoc here in the coming two to three days.

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