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Heavy Rain In Bengaluru Disrupts Drinking Water Supply, 2-Km Traffic Jams

Heavy rain battered elements of Bengaluru once more on Monday night, inflicting flooding and a number of other kilometre-long site visitors jams.

The Bangalore Water Provide and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has warned of water provide disruption in a number of areas of town for at the moment and tomorrow.

The Board has organized momentary tankers freed from value. These might be provided to areas the place water provide by faucets has been suspended.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai might be visiting the TK Halli unit of Bengaluru Water Board in Mandya district that may handle the ingesting water provide to Bengaluru metropolis as a result of dashing of water into the unit following heavy rain on Sunday evening.

“BWSSB Chairman, engineers, and secretary of the city improvement division are already despatched to the unit. The officers of the Mandya district are busy in draining out water from the pumping station. The state of affairs is predicted to return below management by night. The technical crew is engaged on the emergency mode to restart the equipment. I’ll go to and provides essential directions,” Mr Bommai instructed information company ANI.

A number of lakes within the metropolis had been overflowing and stormwater drains had been flooded, affecting the low-lying areas the place water entered homes.

Bengaluru is dwelling to corporations corresponding to Amazon, Flipkart and Wipro, all of whom run logistics and different operations from there.

The infrastructure improvement within the metropolis has not stored up with perennial site visitors jams and unplanned building on the dried-up beds of lakes resulting in frequent flooding even after average rainfall, complain metropolis corporations.

“Latest rain in Bengaluru has been extraordinary. The BS Bommai-led authorities is actively monitoring the difficulty and dealing laborious to resolve it as quickly as attainable. A thriving metropolis that has been frequently rising for many years is sure to face sure infrastructure points,” mentioned Dr Ashwathnarayan CN, IT Minister.

Earlier at the moment, authorities deployed rubber dinghies to ferry folks round and photographs on social media confirmed tractors getting used to move travellers from the airport.

The Outer Ring Street Corporations Affiliation (ORRCA), the umbrella group for the IT sector, suggested workers to work at home whereas many faculties and faculties had been shut.

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