Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rain hits traffic on many roads

Rain hits traffic on many roads

Staff Reporter
City records 46 mm rainfall on Thursday, several roads flooded
Maximum temperature was 22.4 degrees Celsius

Massive traffic jam at Outer Ring Road-Mysore Road junction

BANGALORE: Keeping the week’s rainfall trend going, Thursday saw close to 46 mm of rainfall in the city while areas surrounding the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) saw up to 50 mm of rainfall, according to the readings of the Meteorological Department.

Meanwhile, temperatures in the city are on a steady downward curve as we approach the monsoon, with a minimum of 22.4 degrees Celsius in the city and 21.3 degrees Celsius near BIAL recorded on Thursday. While the showers welcome, the civic problems that come with are giving a nightmare to the people in the city. The Outer Ring Road-Mysore Road junction witnessed a massive traffic jam for about four hours. The traffic jam was blamed on the overflowing Vrishabhavathi and the incomplete drainage work. The situation was similar on Old Madras Road all the way up to the Gurudwara in Ulsoor. Kamaraj Road and Commerical Street were jammed with vehicles. Raj Bhavan Road saw slow-moving traffic owing to the rainfall.

There were reports of roads getting flooded from Bomannahalli, Vajpayee Layout, Om Shakti Layout, Muniyappa Layout and Bommasandra. Roads were water-logged in Jayanagar, J.P. Nagar, Basvanagudi Kathrigupe, J.C. Nagar, Indiranagar, Chamarajpet and Dollars Colony. Incidents of trees and branches falling were many. According to officials at the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, branch falls were reported from Rajajinagar, Rajkumar Road, Kalyananagar, HBR Layout, Indiranagar, Fraser Town and Richmond Town. Officials of the BBMP said that the most number of complaints were from the East Zone.


At Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:34:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous sushil said...

its been pathetic when it rains in this wonderful city


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