More misery is in store for Bengaluru as both the Indian Meteorological Department and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall across the city throughout this week. The KSNDMC has alerted the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the city’s civic body, to ensure it is well prepared for the rains.
The KSNDMC will be, over the week, identifying flood points based on rainfall and realtime developments.
Laggere, Mudalapalya, Yeshwantpur Railway Station Area, Jai Prakash Narayan Park, Shivananda Nagar, NR Garden are areas expected to see severe inundation in RR Nagar and West zones, a KSNDMC official said.
The entire stretch of National Games Village to HSR Layout, Munireddy Layout in Bommanahalli Zone, Maruthi Nagar, Bismillah Nagar, Magadi police station area are also likely to see flooding in the South zone.
In the East zone, flooding is expected in Rudrappa Garden and Dommaluru areas.
Other than this, some low-lying areas in the Dasarahalli zone is also expected to see some amount of flooding.
In response, the Quick Response Team, Director of Wardens of Civil Defense have been asked to stay on high alert.
Heavy rain across the city
On Monday, the city woke up to wet streets with minor waterlogging in many low-lying areas. The overnight rains, which were as heavy as 20 cm in certain regions of the city, uprooted many trees, and flooded many homes and roads. Some areas in Southwest Bengaluru, close to Hulimavu Lake, were the worst affected with stormwater drains overflowing several hours after the rains.
According to the KSNDMC, 206mm of rainfall in Anjanapura, South Bengaluru, received the highest rainfall.
BBMP officials said that the heavy rains caused a compound wall to collapse at Outer Ring Road near Nagarbhavi Circle. However, no one was injured in the incident.