Several areas in Bengaluru are waterlogged and roads submerged after heavy overnight rains, with traffic jams being reported at important junctions in the city. This is the second time in a week that the Karnataka state capital is witnessing such severe waterlogging.
Many arterial roads were inundated while the basements of apartments were flooded after the rainfall last night. A traffic advisory urged residents to avoid going out of their homes except for emergency, and not to send children to school.
#WATCH | Karnataka: Massive traffic jam on Marathahalli-Silk Board junction road in Bengaluru amid severe waterlogging caused due to heavy rainfall pic.twitter.com/KUnF0cuPtR
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Outer Ring Road near Ecospace, Bellandur, KR Market, Silk Board junction, and Varthur were among the areas affected. The IT corridor too was waterlogged whereas several houses were inundated in HBR Layout.
Visuals showed buses stuck in the middle of a flooded Old Airport Road. The road was submerged after last week’s rainfall too and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had visited it two days ago. Heavy water-logging was reported in Sarjapur Road with the parking lots of nearby buildings seen under water.
Balagere-Panathur road in Varthur has turned in to a river due to the overflowing of storm water drains. Meanwhile, in Mahadevapura, over 30 apartment complexes and their basements are waterlogged.
The weather office has predicted heavy rainfall till September 9 across Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, and coastal parts of the state. A Yellow alert has been issued in Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts.