5 Pics Of Bengaluru, India’s Silicon Valley, Struggling After Rain


An inflated boat deployed on a flooded Balagere-Panathur road in Varthur, Bengaluru.

New Delhi:

Heavy, night-long, torrential rains brought Bengaluru to its knees on Monday as several areas were inaccessible. Water-logging on roads including arterial ones hit traffic flow while boats and tractors were pressed into service in certain parts.

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Waterlogging on Bengaluru’s Old Airport road.¬†

Several firms, including Goldman Sachs and Swiggy, have asked their staff to work from home, reported Reuters citing unnamed employees.

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Sarjapur Road

Water-logging on Sarjapur Road among others were to such extent that tractors and boats were used to ferry students and office goers in the morning.

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Balagere-Panathur road in Varthur

Several lakes in the city overflowed and drains flooded. Many low-lying areas were worst hit, with water entering houses and disrupting daily activities.

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The weather office has predicted heavy rainfall till September 9 across Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, and coastal parts of the state.



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