Bengaluru rains: Traffic alerts issued

Heavy rains lashed Bengaluru causing waterlogging and traffic congestion in many parts of India’s Silicon Valley. The city witnessed its wettest November day since November 3, 2015 – when it received 95.3mm, according to news agency ANI. The city could also see more rains in coming days. India Meteorological Department has forecast rainfall over south Peninsular India during next 3-4 days and decrease thereafter. Coastal Karnataka and north interior Karnataka may see rainfall activity over next few days, the weather department said.

In Bengaluru, several areas, including Banaswadi, Bayapanhalli, Gunjur, Waddarpalya junction, and Shankar Nagar area were left inundated. The Bengaluru Traffic Police issued an advisory requesting the commuters to use alternate routes in the areas which were flooded.

To take of the situation, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar paid a surprise visit to the war room of BBMP head office at Hudson Circle at midnight and reviewed the situation.

“In the wake of continuous rain for several hours in various parts of Bangalore, I visited the war room of BBMP late today and checked the problems caused by rain in various parts of Bangalore. I also received a call to the war room and spoke.” Shivakumar posted on X.

Netizens took to social media platforms to complain about the waterlogging and congestion in the city.

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Bengaluru Traffic Police has been issuing regular traffic updates on social media platform X. “Lowry under pass is waterlogged due to rain and traffic is slow. Water removal operation is going on.Cooperation of motorist/driver is requested,” it said.

“Vehicular traffic is slow due to overnight rains in the Hebbal Traffic Police Station area due to deep potholes and waterlogging on the road leading to Esteem Mall, Airport, Bhadrappa Layout towards Nagavara and KR Puram, ” it said. (With Agency Inputs)

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