BENGALURU: Several low-lying areas in Bengaluru were inundated following heavy rainfall on Tuesday. The showers, which started at around 10.30 to 11 am, lasted well into the early hours of Tuesday.
Some parts of the city saw the deluge affect vehicular movement, confining people to their homes and boats were pressed into service to rescue stranded individuals.
Fire and Emergency Service teams and the state Disaster Response Force were also pressed into service.
While the intensity of rainfall varied from 22 mm to 184 mm, parts of Bengaluru South such as Koramangala, Lakkasandra and others bore the brunt.
According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell, of the 91 monitoring stations here, very heavy rainfall (exceeding 124.5 mm) was recorded in 11 stations, whereas heavy rainfall (between 64.5 mm to 124.5 mm) was recorded on 28 stations in Bengaluru. Other regions too recorded moderate rains during the period.
Fire and Emergency services were at service in Shantinagar, Koramangala, BTM Layout and other localities near Bannerghatta Road. Fallen trees on Nandidurga Road, JP Nagar ninth main, Koramangala Club Road and others also affected traffic.
According to Bengaluru Traffic police, water logging was reported in many spots such as Lowry underpass, Siddalingaiah junction, Varthur Kofi bridge and others.Two boats were deployed and seven stranded people wererescued at S T Bed Layout in Koramangala.
Many roads inside residential layouts were flooded due to overflowing storm water drains.
Increased water levels also brought snake scares in Koramangala and Bilekahalli while other places reeled in the dark, sans electricity. More details are awaited.