Heavy rains lashed Bengaluru on Sunday night, due to which several areas have been waterlogged and motorists stuck in traffic had to face harrowing time on Monday. The downpour on Severe waterlogging has been reported in the city on Monday and it continued to be on Tuesday.
23-year-old Akhila electrocuted in Bengaluru’s Siddapura amid heavy rainfall, as she accidentally touched an electric pole while crossing a flooded road. She was returning home on her scooter.
This is tragic. 23-year-old Akhila electrocuted to death in Bengaluru’s Siddapura amid rains, as she accidentally touched an electric pole while crossing a flooded road. She was returning home on her scooter.
— Pinky Rajpurohit (ABP News) 🇮🇳 (@Madrassan_Pinky) September 6, 2022
After heavy rainfall continued to pound Bengaluru for the second consecutive day on Monday, the normal life of people was thrown out of gear due to waterlogging and traffic snarls in the tech capital of India. The visuals emerging from Bengaluru showed techies leaving to office in tractors due to water inundation. The flight services were also hit due to prevailing weather conditions on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai alleged that the waterlogging is due to the maladministration of previous Congress regime. They gave permission right, left & centre in the lakes & buffer zone, he said.
He further claimed that the ruling BJP government has allocated Rs 1,500 crore for draining of water in the city and additional Rs 300 crore has been given to remove encroachments.
When asked about the drinking water supply in Bengaluru, CM Bommai said that the rainwater affected two water pumping stations in Mandya district and water has been receded from the first pumphouse and supply will begin soon. The other pumphouse is to be cleared by today afternoon. Meanwhile, water is to be provided through tankers and borewells, he assured.