New Delhi: The rainfall is reeking havoc on the streets of Bengaluru. The roads in the capital of Karnataka has turned into river streams. Normal life came to a standstill as the roads became invisible following heavy showers in the city.
The most impacted were the pedestrians and two-wheeler riders. Officials informed that after rain and wind, trees were found uprooted in many areas. As a precaution, a holiday has been declared in schools and colleges today.
Our city needs to fix #BBMP first, roads will follow.
— Prashant Sachan (@prashantsachan) August 30, 2022
Videos of submerged roads going viral
On the other hand, some videos are becoming viral on social media after flooding of roads. A video showed vehicles stuck in a waterlogged area on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway. Stranded civilians in some areas were rescued with the help of boats.
Traffic along #Bengaluru–#Mysuru national #highway is worse hit. Vehicles were stranded in the flood. The district administration of #Ramanagara has declared a holiday for schools and colleges. pic.twitter.com/6j7Pc9bstn
— The Federal (@TheFederal_in) August 29, 2022
CM Bommai visits flood-hit areas
Karnataka has been witnessing heavy rainfall for the last few days. Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday visited flood-hit areas, including Ramanagar. He took stock of the situation. Officials said the chief minister listened to the problems of the affected people and promised provision of relief.
Vehicles submerged on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway near Ramanagara. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai visited flood affected areas and promised swift action in providing relief to people of the district.@TheQuint pic.twitter.com/m0xIbAN4HF
— Ananth Shreyas (@ananthshreyas) August 30, 2022
Bengaluru city DC K Srinivas told news agency ANI, “Due to heavy rains, many parts of Bengaluru were waterlogged and many trees were uprooted on Monday. Due to heavy rains, a holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Bengaluru on Tuesday.”