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Bangalore, fighting with water logging

Edited By: Vikas Mavi

6 September, 2022 (New Delhi): India’s IT capital is struggling with flooding and waterlogging due to unprecedented rainfall. Because of this, public life has gone out of gear. This has led to chaos in public, there’s anger against misgovernance. Meanwhile, a forewarning of more rainfall has become the cause of worry among the people living in soft spot areas.

Many of them have started moving towards the safe zone by taking only their valuable belongings with them. Tractors and boats are being used to carry students and office goers in the morning. To manage the flood situation in Bengaluru, the Karnataka government has released Rs 300 crore for relief work. This money will be dedicated towards the restoration of damaged infrastructure in the city, like roads, electric poles, transformers, schools, etc.

Yellow alert issued

Traffic police have requested commuters to avoid stepping out unless absolutely necessary, as the traffic movement is slow. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) warned of water supply disruptions in several areas of the city on Monday and Tuesday after heavy rains led to a flood-like situation in several areas. The IMD has issued a yellow alert in the city and in several districts in Karnataka and has warned of heavy rains until September 9. Several areas in Mahadevpura and Bommanahalli have reported flooding during heavy rains. Karnataka is one of the wettest states in India this year, receiving 927.2 mm, or 34% more rain, between June 1 and September 4. 

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