Bengaluru rains: Torrential downpour in Garden City mars Independence Day celebrations

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New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2017 3:27:30 PM

Heavy rains have lashed the city of Bengaluru late yesterday night which continued till today morning forcing people to celebrate the Independence Day in their waterlogged houses, roads and slushy parade grounds.

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Heavy rains have lashed the city of Bengaluru late yesterday night which continued till today morning forcing people to celebrate the Independence Day in their waterlogged houses, roads and slushy parade grounds. The torrential downpour, which caused flash floods and many vehicles were half-submerged, is reported to be highest in recent times, according to the News Minute. According to Skymetweather.com, in 24 hours from 8:30 am on Friday, airport observatory has recorded 23 mm of rain.

The Bilekahalli area in South Bengaluru has received the highest rainfall in 24 hours i.e 18.4 cm compared to it earlier in 1890 the city recorded 16.6 cm in a day, according to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Corporation (KSNMDC), the report added. Srinivas Reddy, Director of KSNDMC, said the heavy showers were caused due to cyclonic trough in the Bay of Bengal. He said the cyclonic trough moved to the interior of north and south Karnataka and other adjoining districts.

It is also reported that due overnight rains many roads were blocked as trees were uprooted causing traffic snarls in the city. The rains inundated many areas like Indiranagar, Shantinagar, Ulsoor, Wilson Garden, Anugraha Layout, Vivek Nagar, Murugesh Palya on Old Airport Road etc., the report added. The city saw similar rains in July 2016 which caused artificial floods.

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Local people have faced many hardships in traveling as they were wading through waters. The buses and other public transport were finding difficult to ply due to water logged roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on the road side were also half submerged. However, The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is working to clear the roads and bring back normalcy.

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