Traffic, power go for a toss after rain

The city witnessed heavy showers in the western and southern parts since Thursday evening, causing waterlogging and traffic congestion at several places.

Published: 13th October 2017 02:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 07:34 AM   |  A+A-

A woman trying to cross Bannerghatta Road near Jayadeva Junction as rainwater gushes down the road | jithendra m

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The city witnessed heavy showers in the western and southern parts since Thursday evening, causing waterlogging and traffic congestion at several places.As per the BBMP Control Room, waterlogging was reported from Silk Board junction, Sony World junction and Town Hall. According to Varuna Mitra, the highest rainfall in the city was received in Koramangala (57 mm). Hampinagar and Nagarbhavi also received considerable rain of 41 mm and 38.5 mm, respectively.

As per tweets from the Bangalore Traffic Police handle, traffic was affected at Wipro junction, Srinivagilu on Inner Ring Road, Bilekahalli and Sagar junction on Bannerghatta Road. Waterlogging was also reported at these places, and also at Potlappa Garden on Hosur Road, near BGS flyover, on NR Road, Maharaja junction and Krupanidhi junction.

(Top) Vehicles piling up at Dairy Circle; commuters driving through a waterlogged road near Vidhana Soudha on Thursday  | jithendra m, pushkar v

Power cuts were also reported in several areas. According to Bescom, a total of 1,425 electricity poles and 770 transformers were damaged in Bengaluru Urban district between April and September. Across the state, 6,745 electricity poles and 1,951 transformers have been damaged. About 49.38 km of power lines were damaged during the same period in Bengaluru Urban district.

According to S S M Gavaskar, scientist at Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), the rainfall is expected to be fairly widespread across the state until October 16, when the withdrawal of the South-Western monsoon begins. The withdrawal is expected to happen between October 16 and 18.

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