Overnight rain creates havoc in Bengaluru

Overnight rain creates havoc in Bengaluru

Bengaluru:  Due to overnight rain in the city, several parts of North Bengaluru saw heavy flooding.

The main roads of Yelahanka new town are completely waterlogged, many vehicles have submerged in water. Nagavara, Kogilu Cross and Vidyaranyapura areas of Bengaluru were particularly affected by the rain. In Yelahanka, 153 mm of rain fell in the last 24 hours alone, contributing to the area's heavy waterlogging and several apartments in Yelahanka has witnessed waterlogging, residents have been shifted to safer areas by boats.

House situated in VS Layout in Vidyaranyapura was flooded, aged women resident has been sifted to a safer place, said BBMP officials.

In the recent past, Yelahanka, North Bengaluru had developed rapidly, many big builders constructed multistoried apartments in Yelahanka, meanwhile, residents have alleged that many apartments have come upon Raja Kalave, (stormwater drain). Though High Court has ordered for eviction, civic authorities have not done anything in this regard, residents have alleged.

Amanikere in Yelahanka and Allalsandra lake have overflowed, due to overflowing of lake water, water flown to nearby apartments. Nearly three to four feet waterlogged at basements of many apartments in Yelahanka area due to overflowing of Amanikere lake.

The same situation prevails in Allasandra due to the overflowing of Allalsandra lake. Rainwater entered to many houses in the area, rations and household items were damaged in many houses. Civic authorities have visited but no compensation or assurances were given to the residents.

CM releases Rs. 500 crore

Meanwhile, Chief Minister has released Rs. 500 crore for constructions of roads. CM has announced that Rs. 1 lakh will be given for houses which completely damaged due to rain and he directed the officers concerned to release compensation amount to affected people.