A number of components of Bengaluru confronted extreme water-logging amidst very heavy rainfall within the metropolis on Thursday. Buses, automobiles and different autos have been seen struggling to meander via the cascading water. Properties in some components of the town have been submerged in practically waist-deep water as a result of downpour.
Individuals have been stranded in a number of components of the town attributable to water-logged streets and pavements. An emergency operation needed to be carried out in some areas by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the fireplace division.
The climate division or IMD has given a ‘heavy rain’ forecast for Bengaluru for 3 extra days.
#WATCH | Karnataka: A number of components of Bengaluru face waterlogging amidst heavy rainfall within the metropolis.
An emergency operation in waterlogged areas is underway by BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) & hearth division.
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Bengaluru’s civic company chief has requested his power to get able to speedily attend to complaints similar to uprooted bushes and water-logging on roads and visitors intersections.
“Any failure to conform will result in motion in opposition to the involved officers,” BBMP Chief Commissioner Sri Gaurav Gupta instructed officers.
Addressing an emergency digital assembly, the civic company chief stated that no citizen ought to face issues through the rainfall. “BBMP groups ought to instantly attain the locations the place bushes/branches have fallen or wherever the rainwater will get blocked. Ought to instantly resolve the problem and facilitate easy visitors.”
He has additionally requested officers to establish areas the place the water will get blocked and take steps to keep away from it, protecting in thoughts the climate forecast.
“All of the zonal management rooms shall have the required tools/machines together with the required personnel. Zone-wise senior officers ought to conduct conferences to handle the prevailing rain-related points,” the chief commissioner instructed officers.
The climate division has warned of moderate-to-heavy rain accompanied with thunderstorms and lightning in a number of components Karnataka, particularly over Kerala-Mahe and South Inside Karnataka through the subsequent 5 days underneath the affect of the cyclonic circulation over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep space.
The climate division additionally predicted “Remoted/scattered rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema and coastal and north inside Karnataka throughout subsequent 5 days,” it stated.
(Inputs from ANI)