Heavy rains hit parts of Bengaluru again on Monday evening, causing flooding and traffic jams extending for several kilometers.
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has warned of water supply disruptions in some parts of the city today and tomorrow.
The board has arranged free temporary tankers. These will be provided to areas where tap water has been discontinued.
Minister Basavaraj Bommai will visit the TK Halli unit of the Bengaluru Water Board in Mandya district, which will manage the supply of drinking water to the city of Bengaluru due to water pouring into the unit following heavy rain on Sunday night.
“The chairman of the BWSSB, engineers and the secretary of the urban development department have been sent to the unit. Mandya district officials are busy in draining water from the pumping station. The situation is expected to be resolved. control in the evening. The group engineering department is working on emergency mode to restart the machines. I will visit and give necessary instructions,” Mr. Bommai told ANI news agency.
Several lakes in the city have overflowed and storm drains have flooded, affecting low-lying areas and flooding homes.
Bengaluru is home to companies like Amazon, Flipkart and Wipro, all of which run logistics and other operations from there.
City companies complain that the city’s infrastructure development has not kept pace with prolonged traffic jams and that unplanned construction on dry lake beds leads to frequent flooding. even with moderate rain.
“Recent rain in Bengaluru has been unusual. The government led by Dr. Bommai is actively monitoring the problem and working hard to solve it as soon as possible. A thriving city that has continuously grown over the decades. The century is bound to face some infrastructure problems.” Dr Ashwathnarayan CN, IT Minister said.
Earlier today, authorities deployed rubber boats to ferry people around, and social media footage showed tractors being used to transport visitors from the airport.
The Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA), the umbrella group for the IT sector, advises employees to work from home while many schools and colleges are closed.