Floods have created havoc in Bengaluru. Parts of the city will not have access to drinking water for two days.
Bengaluru: Floods have created havoc in Bengaluru. Parts of the city will not have access to drinking water for two days because the pumping station in Mandya, Karnataka, which pumps water from the Cauvery river upwards to the city, remains submerged in Karnataka’s Mandya.
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) pumping station, which provides millions of litres of water to Bengaluru, is currently covered by water.
Due to torrential rain, around 50 percent of Bengaluru city won’t receive drinking water for the next two days.
Karnataka chief minister, Basavaraj Bommai, is to visit the TK Halli Water Supply Unit in Mandya on Monday. Officials are currently draining the pumping station’s water supply.
Additionally, a technical team is also present on site to restart the machine.
The unit is important as Cauvery water is the major source of drinking water for Bengaluru.
Most parts of the city are still inundated. Two State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) teams have also been pressed into the affected areas. Overall, 30 areas have been badly affected due to heavy rain in the last 24 hours.
It is almost impossible to plight traffic on roads amid water logging. Therefore, boats and tractors were pressed into service in several parts of Bengaluru.
Water has entered into several houses, and normal life has become topsy-turvy.
Water-logging in localities like Rainbow Drive layout and Sunny Brooks layout on Sarjapur Road, among others, was affected to such an extent that tractors and boats were being used to ferry students and office goers in the morning.