news Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | September 26, 2014 | 11.33 pm IST Residents of Bangalore are furious over the flooding of the city as heavy rains lashed the city.  Large parts of the city were inundated with water, making the city appear like one large muddy lake, which vehicles and people struggled to negotiate. The rain brought with it not just water, but all kinds of other troubles as trees in many parts of the city snapped and in many cases fell on buildings, causing further difficulties for people.  Watch a video of Vittal Mallya Road, which was under nearly two feet of water: There are power outages too in various parts of the city as power lines snapped. One person is said to have died of electrocution.  An emergency meeting of the BBMP was called on Friday, where the Mayor Shanta Kumari hauled up officials and engineers for shoddy work, because of which “elected representatives had to hang their heads in shame”.  Chief Engineer of the BBMP (East Zone) Prasad has been suspended by the Mayor who had inspected various areas of the city late on Thursday night. The Mayor also said that the BBMP doesn’t have funds for compensation, and that central assistance was needed. While the BBMP has taken action against officials, the city's residents are furious with their elected representatives. The media reported that residents were alleging that their councillors had not come to visit the areas and that nothing was being done to improve the situation.
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