Monday, December 28, 2009

Evening rain surprises B’lore

Evening rain surprises B’lore
Shoppers, Motorists Caught Unawares

Bangalore: Weekend revellers and shoppers were caught unaware with a sudden shower on Sunday evening. The rain lashed most parts of the city, leaving scores of people stranded on roadsides.
This has also intensified the chilly winter breeze in Bangalore. According to the meteorological department, the temperature in the day remained above normal, around 18.3 degree Celsius. “The normal temperature during this season is 15 degree Celsius. The temperature could have fallen in evening,” a met official said.
“The rain is due to trough line or a mild low-pressure area in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, mainly near the Tamil Nadu coast,” the officer added.
Light to moderate rain is likely to continue for a couple of days. Last week, the temperature in the city was 23-25 degree Celsius.
Parts of South Bangalore were plunged into darkness for many hours on Saturday. This was because maintenance work was in progress at Subramanyapura.
Also, many areas didn’t get power for several hours on Sunday too. However, Bescom denied any unscheduled power cut in the city, although Girinagar and Jayanagar (all blocks) faced unscheduled power cut throughout the day.
“For the past few days, we have faced too much unscheduled power cuts. The least Bescom should do is to inform us. Residents were unable to even pump water due to power interruption,” said a resident of BTM Layout. Even J P Nagar, Ramco Layout and other areas had to go without power till 7 pm on Saturday.
“There has not been any interruption other than the scheduled one-hour power cut between 9 am and 6 pm. We have not taken up any maintenance work on Sunday. We are not sure about the issue that residents are referring to,” said S at hyap re m a Kumar, Bescom general manager.


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