Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rain uproots many trees in the city

Rain uproots many trees in the city

Staff Reporter
Thunderstorms, showers to continue for a few more days

Power supply disrupted in various parts of the city

Bangalore: The city will continue to experience thunderstorms and showers till the end of the week. On Friday, rain lashed several areas in the city uprooting several trees and damaging some vehicles.

A. Muthuchami, Director of the Met Department, said that the city would experience rain and thunderstorms coupled with strong winds for a few more days. “This is mainly due to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal, which is quite a normal phenomenon. Over the next week, the weather is likely to clear,” he said.

He said the amount of rainfall had decreased and would continue to fall further over the next few days. The maximum temperature on Friday was 34.4 degrees Celsius, while minimum was 21.6 degrees Celsius. The control rooms of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike were flooded with complaints of tree falls. More than 30 trees fell due to gusty winds in several parts of the city including J.P. Nagar, Basavanagudi, Vijayanagar, Jayanagar, Wilson Garden, Koramangala, ESI Hospital Indiranagar, Trinity Circle, Sai Baba Temple Road, Gopal Gowda Circle, and Rajarajeshwari Nagar Arch.

Officials at the BBMP control rooms said that they were working on clearing the roads. “We have just received calls and have deployed our men to the spot. We will be able to ascertain the damage only after the branch or tree has been cleared,” they said.

No complaints were registered at the control rooms at Dasarahalli, Byatarayanapura, Bommanahalli and Mahadevapura. The strong winds and rains were also responsible for disruptions in power supply in parts of the city.


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