The heavy rains that lashed the city of Bengaluru in the past week have led to several roads being inundated. From a building collapse to water nearly submerging the Kanteevara stadium, the rains have not been kind to the city's infrastructure.
Now, it is being reported that multiple metro stations in the city have seen water seepage due to the rains. Aparjita Ray reports for The Times of Indiathat the underground stations of Chikpet, Kempegowda-Majestic interchange, Vidhana Soudha and Cubbon Park show signs of water seepage in tunnels.
Quoting a commuter, the report says that pools of water on the stairways are also now a common sight.
â€œLast Friday and even on Tuesday morning, rainwater and mud slushed the station premises. I noticed water seepage marks inside the tunnels of Kempegowda-Majestic station from the first day itself. It's scary to see water enter the tunnels. But every time I raised this issue with the station officials, they said there's nothing to worry about," said Ajay Janotkar, a commuter from Vijaynagar.
Even so, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) has maintained that their infrastructure is safe and that there are no reasons to worry
Another BMRCL official told the newspaper that grouting of the tunnels is being undertaken to prevent the situation.
The recent rains have not only flooded streets and houses, but has also caused the infamous Bellandur lake to froth yet again. The NGT, on Thursday, pulled up the Karnataka government and questioned the measures taken to handle the pollution.