Heavy rains lashed Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. Several loy-lying areas JC Road, near Bus Stand, Sultanpet Main Road and the IT zone of Bellandur were inundated by rainwater.
According to the reports, the city has broken all records of heavy rains this year, logging 1706 mm since the mansoon started. Earlier, the city received 1,696 mm rain in 2017.
Many videos have surfaced on the internet which show the waterlogged roads, flooded basement parking and damaged vehicles.
One Kamran shared a visual of Sultanpet Main Road area on Twitter. He wrote that This was the real condition of Sultanpet Main Road after an hour rain. He also requested Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to look into this matter. Taking a dig at the CM, he wrote that nobody took 40 per cent commission from civil work.
Jeeshan Kohli also shared a visual of his building showing a flooded basement. He wrote that this was not a river, it was the basement of his building. Another user wrote that he has not seen such heavy rains in Bengaluru for a very long time.
Meanwhile, the locals were seen helping each other. A video is doing rounds on the internet where a Zomato man can be helping a bus conductor at a flooded road. Sharing this incident on Twitter, a social media user wrote that she saw him in Koramangala area while returning from work today. Cannot be more grateful to people helping in this condition.
This was not the first incident of floods like situation in the city after heavy rains. Heavy rains also lashed out the city in September this year. However, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya claimed that the Bengaluru floods were a conspiracy of the Congress party to defame the government. He said that in his constituency of Bangalore, there was absolute normalcy.