Wednesday, April 27, 2005

It’s rain havoc time in City all over again

It’s rain havoc time in City all over again
Deccan Herald

No sooner the rains began, traffic crawled, trees fell, power tripped and Bangaloreans waded home with a sense of deja vu.

Heavy rains that lashed the city on Tuesday evening caused blackouts in many areas, uprooted several trees and created traffic bottlenecks in many places.

No sooner the rains began, power supply went off in many areas including Shatinagar, Kempe Gowdanagar, Frazer Town, Cooke Town, Cox Town, R T Nagar, Sanjaynagar, Basavanagudi, parts of Chamarajpet, Vijayanagar, R P C layout, Basaveshwarnagar, parts of Rajajinagar and many other areas due to fuse trip, according to the Bescom complaint cell.

As many as five trees uprooted in areas like Rajajinagar 6th Block, near BEML gate in Benniganahalli, near NGF quarters in Indiranagar and other places due to rains. Bangalore Mahanagara Palike gangmen immediately cleared the fallen trees. The city received 7.0 mm rains, while the airport areas recorded 16.6 mm rainfall till 8.30 pm.

Traffic jams

The downpour resulted in traffic jams in different parts of the City due to water logging. Motorists had a tough time in wading through water in some of the roads. Inundation of water was also reported from low-lying areas of Ejipura, Banaswadi, Jogupalya, New Tippasandra and HAL.

Weather to continue

According to Met department officials, the rains were due to heavy thunder activities.

Moderate rains are expected during afternoon and evening hours on Wednesday.


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