Saturday, May 26, 2007

Heavy rain lashes city

Heavy rain lashes city

Staff Reporter

Several areas were waterlogged in the downpour

DISRUPTED: Traffic movement was affected owing to heavy rain in Bangalore on Friday. — Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.

BANGALORE: Rain lashed the city for the second day on Friday.

According to the Meteorological Department, the city recorded 36 mm of rain while it was 21.6 mm at the airport, till 8.30 p.m.

Because of the heavy rain traffic was disrupted at several places. Vehicular traffic was affected for two hours on a road in Koramangala 6th Block after a tree fell on cars near the Koramangala Club.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike control room received reports of tree fall at Jayanagar 1st Block, Rajajinagar 2nd Block, Koramangala 8th Block, Shantinagar 15th Cross, Tilak Nagar, Peenya and Basaveshwaranagar. There were also complaints of overflow of sewage from Adugodi and Journalists' Colony.

Water entered several houses on Magadi Road, at RBI Layout, Padarayanapura, Nandini Layout, Manjunatha Nagar and Jakkasandra.

Mysore Road was waterlogged which affected movement of vehicles. Traffic was also affected near Kempe Gowda bus stand. There were reports of waterlogging in several other areas, including CMH Road, Old Madras Road, Mysore Ring Road, M.G. Road, Queen's Road, Residency Road, Cubbon Road, Airport Road, near Lalbagh West Gate and Kino Theatre.


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