BANGALORE : The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room staff had a busy night on Wednesday with complaints coming in from almost every part of the city during the downpour.
Most of the complaints were related to water gushing into houses and trees being uprooted. Traffic was hit in several areas like Mysore Road, Chamarajpet, Bellary Road, KR Puram Main Road, Old Airport Road, Trinity Circle, JC Road, Minerva Circle, Shoolay Circle, Johnson Market, Shivajinagar and Bannerghatta Road.
The heavy rain over the last few days has also exposed potholes on many roads. Madhuri, a techie, said a big crater, over five feet wide and around 10 feet deep, has surfaced on 100 Feet Road in Koramangala.
At Nayandahalli Junction too, a big pothole lies open. “It was not there a week ago. On Wednesday night, a biker had a narrow escape,” a commuter told Express.
Deepti Varma, an MNC employee, said she had a harrowing time reaching home during the deluge on Wednesday night.
“I had to book a cab to go home as the roads were flooded due to rain. It took me more than two hours to reach my home in Domlur from Bilekahalli, which otherwise takes 45 minutes. The water had not receded even in the morning,” she said.
BBMP officials claimed that no major complaints were received from Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Dasarahalli and Bommanahalli zones.