Yellow Alert: Heavy rain disrupts normal life in Bangalore.

Heavy rains in parts of the city disrupted normal life on Monday evening, with motorists returning home from work crossing several waterlogged roads. The city has been receiving moderate to heavy rain since Sunday evening. While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for the city for Tuesday, moderate to heavy rain is expected for the next two days.

The Burohit Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has received several complaints of falling trees/branches and water logging on the roads, prompting the civic body to take action. By 9 pm on Monday night, the control room received a complaint of trees falling in Hanoor areas and a road being flooded in Vasant Nagar and other areas. According to IMD observation data recorded till 8.30 pm, Bengaluru city received 4 cm of rain and HAL airport received 5 cm of rain.

Scenes of motorists wading through busy roads filled with water were a common sight. According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) MN Anuchith, Deurabesenhalli along Outer Ring Road, Salem underbridge at Mahadevpura, Rupina Agrahara along Hosur Road, Nainandahalli along Mysuru Road, Haraluru Junction, Hosur Road, Railway Underpass, Heavy water logging has been reported from Seshadripuram. , Dhananjaya Palace Road, Vijayanagar, Nagarjuna Junction, Bannerghatta Road, Anil Kumble Circle on MG Road, Kalyannagar Bridge, Hisarghatta Cross, Paniya along Tumkur Road and others. Traffic police were deployed on all these routes to regulate slow-moving traffic. Motorists were stranded in some pockets due to heavy rain and left only after it subsided.

Prasad, Head, IMD, Bengaluru said the city will witness heavy rains with thundershowers for the next three days and a yellow alert has been issued for the city. “For the next three days, there will be heavy rain which is likely to occur in the second half of the day. Heavy rains will occur around 6 pm and late evening rain is expected during the next three days,” Mr Prasad said.

The IMD forecast for Tuesday said: “Generally cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thundershowers, very likely during evening and night”. Similarly, the forecast for October 11 and 12 states: “Generally cloudy skies with a chance of light rain in some areas during the evening and night.”

About 7 to 8 cm of rain is expected in some parts of the city during this time, Mr. Prasad said. “Due to a trough extending across Tamil Nadu from Rayalaseema region to Kanyakumari, many parts of South Karnataka including Bengaluru have received heavy rainfall since Sunday and are expected to continue till October 12. After that, rainfall will decrease. It will be done,” Mr. Prasad. said.

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