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Bengaluru Roads Flood, House Collapses; IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall Until May 13

In South Bengaluru, a vacant house collapsed and three cars parked in its vicinity were also damaged. Rainwater entered houses in some parts of the city.

Shivangi Rai
Following the intense rains on Monday evening, numerous highways and low-lying regions were flooded.
Following the intense rains on Monday evening, numerous highways and low-lying regions were flooded.

Bengaluru rains have created havoc for the people living in the IT capital of India. Following the intense rains on Monday evening, numerous highways and low-lying regions were flooded, homes were damaged, trees were uprooted, and there was traffic congestion.

Several areas were waterlogged on Tuesday morning as well. The majority of the city's heavy downpours hit the central and southern regions, with Rajarajeshwari Nagar and the south zone receiving the maximum rainfall.

Areas like Banashankari Kumaraswamy Layout, Begur, Gottigere, Kengeri, Hemmigepura, Jayanagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, HAL airport, Hoodi, Uttarahalli, and Pulakeshinagar experienced good spells of rain.

Floodwater invaded three houses in Hosakerehalli. And, especially in areas like Pushpaguri, Munneswaranagar, and D'souza Nagar, where streets were filled with sewage-mixed water.

Several city roads including the Outer Ring Road, Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Bellandur, Shanthinagar, HSR Layout, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, Kanakapura Road, and Lakkasandra experienced chaos and congestion as vehicles got stuck in knee-deep water.

In South Bengaluru’s Veerabhadranagar, a vacant house got collapsed and three cars parked just next to it were damaged.

However, no casualties were reported in the incident which took place because of the water overflow.

Trees fell off in several areas like Basavanagudi, Uttarahalli, and Shantinagar.

In several parts of the city, the rainfall continued throughout the night.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that rain will continue to fall in Bengaluru for the next few days, including election day i.e., May 10.

The BBMP area is expected to see widespread moderate rainfall with extensive heavy rains and thundershowers at least till May 11.

Even With Light Rain Spells, Floods Will Continue in Bengaluru

Recent media reports from the city authorities claim that some locations in Bengaluru may flood even with just one millimetre of rain. As many as 226 flood-prone locations in the city were identified in a study recently given to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). In addition to this, some of these locations can flood with just one millimetre of rain.

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