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Bengaluru: Rain accompanied by hailstorm cools city, strong wind floors trees


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Apr 18: The city which had been parched since the last several days, received welcome rainfall and hailstorm on the evening of Monday April 17. While the rain instantly brought down temperature, over 25 trees and scores of branches fell to the ground due to strong gale which accompanied the hailstorm.

People who were just then returning home from offices got drenched in rain. Unexpected traffic jams occurred at various spots in the city. Drains were clogged. Two-wheeler riders were found scampering for shelters to protect themselves from the rain. The rainfall was particularly heavy in areas like M G Road including Vidhan Soudha and K G Road, Chalukya Circle, Indiranagar, HAL, Koramangala, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Nagarbavi etc.

State Natural Calamities Monitoring Centre said that rain measuring between 12 mm to 21.5 mm was received in different areas with the average standing at 15 mm.

Trees were found to have fallen in areas like ITPL, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, HSR Lay out, Koramangala, and Indiranagar. Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) staff who were deputed to these sites, cleared these trees and branches.

Standing water created traffic jam at the over bridge on Nagarbavi ring road and ring road at Domlur. After the BBMP staff arrived and made arrangement for the water to flow out smoothly, traffic resumed speed.

The city had been experiencing highest temperature of 36 to 37 degrees sine some days. The rain brought down temperature by an average of one decree Celsius. The meteorological department has predicted rain to occur in the city during the next two days too.

Comment on this article

  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Is Sddaramaaiah a rain God ?
    Of course he seems to be a good leader cum administrator. But few people burn in their hearts about him

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  • Anonymous, Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Flavian: Siddaramaiah, and a good leader? Really? The most corrupt politician. There's no development in his term till date. All he did is, cut down trees, screwing up the nature. Poorly managed road system. The forever paralysed municipality. Poor traffic management. He has the audacity to consider himself before the people, and actually supports Political mafia over serving citizens of the state. How many times an ambulance has to get stuck because of him? And he has a justification for it. Bangalore has deteriorated to worse in his term, and it's going worst in coming days. The city is dying. Look at the lakes... No initiative to save them. Industrial waste have killed 70% of our lakes, and the government wont do anything, since all the financials comes from these industries. Politicians in Karnataka are the most corrupt and all they know is how to fill in their pockets and dont give a F*** about the state.
    Pathetic.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Acche Din have started in Karnataka with the able leadership of Siddaramaya ...

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Now some group will protest at Siddaramaiah saying government is not prepared for rain!
    as if they always pre-prepared?

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