The IMD has also issued a yellow alert, warning of heavy rainfall over most parts of south interior Karnataka, including Bengaluru, for the next two days.
Records 174 cm rainfall as on October 18, the highest in a decade, say Met officials
The BBMP, Bescom, BWSSB and the police department have particularly been at the receiving end for their failure in addressing the issue.
Bengaluru also lies on a ridge line between two different basins, whose flows are very different from each other. These must be understood while designing the system of stormwater drains.
‘Bengaluru has lost 88% vegetation cover, 75% of water bodies’
The survey pointed out that 57 per cent of the respondents said that the overall governance of the city is not satisfactory.
Some Bengalureans posted their responses to the survey on Facebook and other social media sites.
The New Indian Express had highlighted the concerns of various industry associations in its report ‘Infra woes may force firms out of B’luru, says India Inc’ on Monday.
Bommai said the commission will be headed by a judicial officer and will include technical experts.
The Outer Ring Road Companies Association too had raised similar concerns, saying if infrastructure issues are not addressed, companies will seek alternative destinations.
Encroachments on lakes, storm water drains, buffer zones should be removed as mentioned in reports, say activists.
Besides ensuring mosquito control, people should drink filtered or boiled and cooled water, was his advice.
According to BBMP officials, only compound walls and gates of homes and apartments are being removed
The BBMP surveyed Bagmane Tech Park on Wednesday. A report will be prepared and further action will be taken.
Bagmane contented that if the wall is demolished, water would gush into the property, so they be allowed to do the work and the BBMP could survey it, he said.
The Revenue Department and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have started encroachment clearance drive by demolishing properties as per High Court directions.
Demolition drive: 18 Bengaluru properties, including a one belonging to Congress MLA, come under earthmovers
On Monday, of the 24 identified properties in and around AECS Layout in Mahadevapura, the BBMP demolished walls, gates and parapet walls of 15 properties.
The Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a banter regarding Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah’s recent visit to a flooded locality in Bengaluru’s IT corridor by a boat.
‘Rs 1,800 cr sanctioned; will keep allocating funds to complete drain works in Bengaluru’