New Delhi: Residents of Bengaluru woke up to heavy rains on Monday morning and after some respite during the day, showers lashed the city in the evening too. Residents faced heavy traffic snarls in various parts of the city during peak hours. Meanwhile, office goers had to face inundated and damaged roads leading to massive traffic jams in several parts of the city.
According to the traffic police, traffic snarls have been reported in Central Business District (CBD) area, Mysuru Road, Bannerghatta Road, Tumakuru Road, Hebbal, K.R. Puram, Bellandur, J.P. Nagara, Silk Board Junction, BTM Layout, Rajajinagar, and Koramangala.
The people also complained to the Union Minister for Highways on Twitter. “Nitin Gadkari sir, the drainage is so bad at Ramnagar stretch on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway that the water is logged completely at underpasses and curves. Vehicles are drowning,” a Twitter user said in a post.
The forecast for Bengaluru till September 1 is generally cloudy skies with light to moderate rainfall. “Widespread moderate to heavy rains with isolated very heavy rains likely over BBMP area. Maximum & minimum temperatures likely to be around 28 and 19 degrees Celsius respectively,” IMD said in the statement.
The state has been witnessing heavy rain over the past few days. On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited flood-affected areas, including Ramanagara, to take stock of the situation. The Chief Minister heard the problems of the affected people and promised relief, officials said.