Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rain-washed, city crawls on Thursday

Rain-washed, city crawls on Thursday


Express News Service First Published : 27 Aug 2010 02:21:34 AM ISTLast Updated : 27 Aug 2010 08:50:38 AM IST
BANGALORE: Once again, rain brought Bangalore traffic to a halt and uprooted trees in several parts of the city.
Though no damage to life and property was reported, power supply at several places in the city was affected due to the line failures.
Power supply was disrupted at Lingarajpuram, Banaswadi, Kalyanagar and HBR Layout due to 20mm rain received by the city.
According to BESCOM officials, this happens whenever the city receives continuous rains and said a team was deputed to set everything right.
Uprooting of trees was reported from RT Nagar, Kammanahalli and Dinnur Main Road. The BBMP control room said four trees were uprooted.
The worst-hit were the commuters who faced traffic jams all over the city due to waterlogging.
The worst-hit were Jayamahal, JC Nagar, Mekhri circle, Mysore Road, Peenya and Yeshwanthpur.
Traffic near Chinnaswamy stadium and Cubbon Park, going towards Raj Bhavan, was also severely affected.
At the NIMHANS stretch near Diary Circle a marriage procession added to the problems. An ambulance had to seek the help of the traffic control room to reach BTM Layout.
Hosur Road was also in complete chaos.
The other affected areas were Palace Road, Hebbal, Nagavara main road, KR Puram, Old Airport Road, Thippasandra, besides Jayanagar, BTM II stage, Adugodi and Johnson Market.

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