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Heavy rain, winds uproot trees, lead to power cuts

On and off rainfall that Bengaluru received throughout April, continued on the second day of May too, as rains were back in the city on Wednesday evening, albeit for a brief period.

Published: 03rd May 2018 03:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2018 03:05 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU:On and off rainfall that Bengaluru received throughout April, continued on the second day of May too, as rains were back in the city on Wednesday evening, albeit for a brief period. They were accompanied by strong winds in several areas, leading to uprooting trees and power cuts in parts of the city.

The BBMP control room received complaints of falling of about 7 trees, of which five were from Yelahanka. Complaints of branches falling from over 30 locations were also received within the area. A tree each was uprooted in BTM Layout and Vyalikaval.

The winds especially affected the city’s power supply, as Bescom received 891 complaints of power outage between 4pm and 6pm. The damage to electric poles was restricted to mostly the Northern circle, with 88 poles reported to be broken. A total of 42 feeders were also affected in the Northern and Western circles.

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast rain or thundershowers during evenings or nights in the city from Thursday until Sunday, with the temperature expected to remain between 22 and 35 degrees.
The KSNDMC recorded an average rainfall of 3.95 mm in the Bengaluru Urban district, ranging from 0 mm to 33 mm. As it has throughout April, the rain also brought down temperatures, and it ranged from 22.3 to 25.9 degrees post the rain the district.



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  • Kumar

    Trees and fragile branches are posing dangers to Bangaloreans. Govt. to should order BBMP and its forest cell to chop of trees or atleast branches as they pose dangers to people of Bangalore. Due to high winds these branches are breaking and falling on people and their vehicles. Trees are important but at the same time saftety of people more important
    3 years ago reply
  • Rashmi

    Why can`t BBMP chop of all old trees and of rain trees which are fragile. Year after year these trees are posing dangers to people and their vehicles. Trees are not more important than people and their lives. BBMP should take bold and strict steps to chop off all old and useless trees and plant new hybrid trees which are stronger and withstand hurricane and ghastly Winds. BBMP should save the lives of People and their vehicles/
    3 years ago reply
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