Monday, March 31, 2008

Drained by rain,residents slam BBMP apathy

Drained by rain,residents slam BBMP apathy
Bangalore, dhns:

As if the rain menace wasn’t enough, Bangaloreans had to contend with the civic authorities’ apathy too.
Although several trees were uprooted and drain water started flowing on to the roads and entered the houses, the BBMP failed to come to their rescue. Expressing their ire against BBMP officials, residents of Koramangala, Rajeshwarinagar, Nayandanahalli and Padmanabhanagar said when they alerted the BBMP officials, they promised to rush to the spot. “However, even after four hours, none turned up.”
Left with no choice, residents began clearing the trees from the road.
BBMP control room sources, however, said the workers rushed to the spot as soon as they received the complaint from residents. The delay in reaching affected areas could be due to heavy rains, they said and added the workers cleared the trees and transported them elsewhere.
According to the Meteorological Department, the City recorded a maximum temperature of 30.8 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 21.4 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity was 79 per cent.
The weather is likely to be partly cloudy in the next 48 hours, according to the officials. Rain or thunder showers are likely to occur, they said.


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