Bangalore: Heavy rain throws normal life out of gear


Bangalore, Sep 26 (DHNS): All hell broke loose on Thursday night as unprecedented rain of about 130 mm pounded the City, leaving a trail of mess.

TV news channels claimed a person was swept away and many trees were uprooted. Hundreds of vehicles were found submerged on streets as well as apartment basements. Several streets were under three to four feet of water.

Water gushed into many houses in low-lying areas, forcing people to take shelter atop roofs.

Heavy rain threw traffic out of gear, with jams reported across the City till midnight. At many places, vehicles could not move an inch forward for hours together. From Anil Kumble Circle to Trinity Circle, vehicles were moving at snail’s pace.

Hundreds of vehicles were stranded for hours from Rajajeshwarinagar gate to Kengeri due to the breakdown of a bus and a lorry. A similar situation was witnessed at Majestic, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Okalipuram.

Clogged storm water drains added to the problem. Unable to bear the water pressure, many manholes overflowed. Construction materials of the ongoing TenderSURE road project were washed away.

While the houses in low-lying areas were the most affected, temples were not spared either.

People struggled to reach their destinations as there were no autorickshaws or cabs on the road after 7:30 pm. Buses were also not available.

Three to five feet water filled up Rhenius Street, Shivananda Circle Junction, Jayanagar, Double Road, Majestic and Cunningham Road among others. Rainwater mixed with sewage gushed into houses at Anepalya, Ejipura, Neelasandra, Austin Town and Frazer Town.

There were reports of fallen trees from Bannerghatta Main Road, Marenahalli 18th Main Road and near Jayanagar Police Station.

Water-clogging was reported at KP Agrahara, Magadi Road and on JC Road at Journalist Colony. Drains were blocked at Shantinagar.

  

Comment on this article

  • yogesh, bombay

    Mon, Sep 29 2014

    Why National disaster relief team missing?

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    This is lesson for Bangaloreans. They should throw more plastic bags,and garbage into rain gutters.
    Next should be in Mangalore. Disease
    stops only with good medication.

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  • A.C. D Souza, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    While the people come for asking the votes these matters should be taken up seriously.

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  • Matthew, Nitte

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    Bangaloreans would remember back in 2004-05, we had a similar late monsoon with heavy rains after August. Overflowing drains, water logged roads,stuck vehicles and washed out roads. Looks like 10 yrs on, Bangalore is no better what it was in 2004.

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  • meti, bangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    These people don't do their jobs properly. Also the foot path was jammed due to errant driving of two wheeler.

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  • anonymous, bangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    These people dont do their job. Even the footpath was jammed due to two wheelers errant driving.

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  • Rudolf, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    Horrible state of affairs just with 130 mm of rain just imagine what the scene would have been if it had rained nearly 1000 mm in 24 hours as happened that fateful day in July 2005

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  • Rudolf, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    Addendum to above post, as it happened in Mumbai!!

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  • Peter, Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    BJP ruled BBMP and it's corporates ruined the Image of Bangalore.

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  • Well wisher, Udupi

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    In that case the rains must be congress party.

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  • Lawrence, Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    The real culprits for this mess to take place is BBMP . They do not do their job and the outcome of this is flooding . The pouramikars instead of collecting the garbage after sweeping , they make their job easy by sweeping the plastics and mud into the drain . when this is practiced almost every day the drains will be filled with plastics and mud and choke them not allowing rain water to flow . BDA is also partially to be blamed for the same . Barath Lal Meena is the only Commissioner who took stringent action against BBMP workers and Contractors so far but he was transfered by the netas because he was vigilant about the corrupt activities of the BBMP Workers & Contractors .

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    Its the same story everytime it rains in Bengaluru. Sadly the BBMP, the state Govt & District administration are not doing much to improve living conditions & the roads....Sad

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  • Af, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    Most of BBMP Coporators and BBMP officers were safe inside their houses when whole Bangalore is under water and people were struggling specially travelers those wanted to travel from majestic areas.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Fri, Sep 26 2014

    Experienced a Little of the rains in Mangalore..... Waters flooded the street reasons is the poor drainage system in the city. Authority (BBMP) needs to take a serious note of it. or else may lead to further serious causalities

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