Glimpses of Flooded Bengaluru as Weekend Downpour Drowns Backyard Metropolis (Images)


This month, the tussle between low-pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea meant bouts of heavy rains throughout coastal and southern districts of Karnataka, together with the state capital Bengaluru. Up to now, the northeast monsoon rains have claimed a minimum of 24 lives whereas damaging over 9000 homes throughout Karnataka.

The backyard metropolis Bengaluru confronted a state of affairs just like the flooding episode in Chennai two weeks in the past. Between November 1 and November 23, the state capital recorded practically 300 mm rainfall, making it the town’s wettest November in latest historical past.

Within the post-monsoon season, from October 1 to November 23, Bengaluru City has registered 562 mm rainfall, practically triple the norm of 190 mm throughout this time of the yr.

As the town is more likely to proceed receiving gentle to average showers for the following 48 hours, here is a fast look again on the flooding episode that occurred over the weekend, particularly on Sunday evening. A number of elements of North Bengaluru remained inundated on Monday, and the water from the lakes in Yelahanka and Mahadevapura overflowed and entered homes in low-lying areas.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Superior Scientific Analysis (JNCASR), a number one multi-disciplinary analysis institute situated in Jakkur, North Bengaluru, additionally bore the brunt of the heavy rains. The inundated sewage water destroyed crucial analysis tools value a number of lakhs. Furthermore, 25-year-old genetic samples had been additionally reportedly broken because of the downpour.

The campus of Manyata Tech Park— certainly one of Bengaluru’s most distinguished IT hubs — resembled a grid of canals after being immensely waterlogged. On Tuesday, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai visited one of many closely broken residences in North Bengaluru to evaluate the gravity of the state of affairs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally known as the CM to specific grief over the lack of lives and crop damages.

Listed below are some glimpses of the floods that introduced the town to a standstill:

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(With inputs from The Instances of India)

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