Bangalore Rain: Bengaluru may see thundershowers for 2 more days | Bengaluru News – Times of India


An uprooted tree near Raj Bhavan Road after Monday’s downpour

BENGALURU: Several areas, including Raj Bhavan Road, Palace Road, Vidyaranyapura, Koramangala and Avenue Road, were waterlogged after heavy rain lashed several parts of the city on Monday afternoon.
The city will receive rainfall or thundershowers for the next two days with a generally cloudy sky, says IMD report.
Southwest monsoon was weak over the state on Monday and several stations across the state recorded light to moderate rainfall. Only Bangarpet in Kolar recorded heavy rain (7cm).
A low-pressure area over eastern Rajasthan, the cyclonic circulation over Tamil Nadu and the trough from south interior Karnataka to Kanyakumari are the systems influencing the state weather. A yellow alert has been issued for Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Kolar, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Chikkaballapur and Kodagu districts.
As per data from BBMP control room, tree branches fell at several places near Konanakunte, Bowring Institute, Raj Bhavan Road an CMH Road, while one was uprooted on Infantry Road. Hrs after rain, Avenue Road inundated.
Avenue Road inundated

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Even four hours after rain stopped, several markets in and around Avenue Road remained flooded on Monday. Sajjan Raj Mehta, trade activist and a merchant from the area, said: “When we contact BBMP, they say BWSSB is responsible. BWSSB officials say Bengaluru Smart City project is to blame and Smart City officials place the blame for the mess on city’s major roads. This is a perfect example of what happens when there is absolutely no coordination between civic bodies.”
Traders on Avenue Road claim that every time they face a situation like this, the civic body fixes it temporarily. “We want a permanent solution for this kind of flooding. Had it rained for another hour, water would have entered shops,” added Mehta.

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