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Rain brings traffic snarls, flooding

It’s deja vu - an hour-long rain caused gridlock and heavy flooding in the IT city.

Published: 08th March 2017 01:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2017 06:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: It’s deja vu - an hour-long rain caused gridlock and heavy flooding in the IT city.
Several parts of the city received moderate to heavy rainfall on Tuesday night resulting in flooding and traffic snarls, particularly in the Central Business District.
Rainwater in the private bus stand near Anand Rao circle was nearly four feet above the ground. An NWKRTC bus was stuck in the Kino underpass and the passengers climbed to the roof of the vehicle and then to the railway bridge.

A few private bus operators halted their operations as water entered their vehicles near Anand Rao Circle.
BBMP officials said trees were uprooted at Jayanagar, AECS Layout, Gangodanahalli, Hosakere, Girinagar, Deewan Palya and other places. A few electricity poles were also uprooted.
Houses were flooded at J P Nagar 2nd stage, BTM Layout, Malleshwaram, R K Street and Konenaagrahara.
The highest rainfall was recorded at Guttahalli (50mm), followed by Pulikeshi Nagar (43mm till 9.30 pm). Other parts of the city which received good rain include Sampangiramanagar (29mm), Lalbagh (20mm), Vannarpet (22.5 mm), Domlur (25mm), Nagarbavi (23.5mm), Kengeri (30mm), RR Nagar (30 mm) and Vidyapeetha (26mm).

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