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Heavy Rain Affects Life In IT Capital, Meterological Dept Issues Yellow Alert

Heavy rain in Bengaluru battered conditions on Wednesday evening resulting in flooding situation on many arterial roads in east, south, central parts as well as the IT zone of the city.

The Meterological Department said around 59 mm rainfall was recorded in the northern part – Rajamahal Guttahali of the city. Declaring yellow alert, it has further warned heavy rain for next three days.

Visuals from low-lying regions showed intensely waterlogged streets, with water streaming into open sewer vents, flooded basement parkings and vehicles being damaged. While, office-goers on way home needed to take shelter at metro stations, as the rain began around 7.30.

The city had even struggled with heavy floods last month after continuous rain for three consecutive days that even led to a tussle between Congress and the ruling BJP.

Portions of the city where global IT organizations and indigenous start-ups are situated were submerged, which required days to subside. In neighboring residential regions, streets were marooned and water and power lines snapped. Tractors were used to rescue the residents in some of the rich lodging colonies.

Meanwhile, schools have been closed and the office-goers are asked to continue work from home.

The flying operations have also been called off and videos of flooding on roads, in houses, submerging vehicles and rescue operations are doing rounds on social media.

Bengaluru said to be the IT capital has suffered major setbacks due to flooding this year, logging 1706 mm since the beginning of the monsoon. In 2017, it had received 1,696 mm rainfall.

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