Rafts were deployed to evacuate 20 patients from an inundated hospital and 36 other persons from two different state transport buses.

Torrential rain leaves Bengaluru in a mess Roads and hospital flooded trees uprooted
news Civic Issues Monday, September 11, 2017 - 08:12

Torrential rain hit Bengaluru for the second consecutive day on Sunday and left the city in a complete mess. 

Two major roads were flooded completely, a lake overflowed, 33 trees were uprooted and hospitals were marooned. 

Rafts were deployed to evacuate 20 patients from an inundated hospital and 36 other persons from two different state transport buses, Times of India reported.

According to the Meteorological Centre in Bengaluru, Bengaluru will receive moderate to heavy rainfall on Monday as well. The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre recorded a rainfall of 66.1 mm on Sunday night.

Saturday night’s rain downpour swathed the entire west division of the city and from Kodigehalli in the north to Gottigere and Begur in the south. 

However, the rest of the city received moderate to heavy rainfall. Heavy rain hit several flood-prone pockets like Koramangala, BTM Layout and Bilekahalli. Kengeri received 167mm of rainfall and Bileka halli 128mm, the KSNDMC data shows.

After the heavy downpour, 33 trees were uprooted in the night. A part of the compound wall of Infosys in Phase I of Electronic City crashed and resulted in several bicycles inside the campus getting damaged.

Collapsed wall of Infosys Phase I

At Around 3.30 am on Sunday, Dubasipalya Lake, located near Mysuru Road, breached. 

The Vrishabhavati river, which flows near Mysuru Road, overflowed. The water from the lake flooded Mysuru road in front of RV College of Engineering, marooning three cars and two Bengaluru bound KSRTC buses. 

Fire services were called in immediately and the 36 passengers were rescued in rafts. Mysuru road remained waterlogged till 11 am. Police diverted traffic between Mylasandra Junction and Raja Rajeshwari Nagar entrance. 

The Outer Ring Road stretch between Silk Board Junction and BTM Layout, had 3-ft deep water.

In South Bengaluru, rainwater entered the Community Health Centre in Kaggalipura where 20 patients were undergoing treatment, at around 3am. 

Fire services were called in and rafts were once again deployed to evacuate the patients. Two of the patients were sent to Vani Vilas Hospital, one to Victoria Hospital, while another 10 chose private hospitals and the rest went home. 

On Sunday afternoon, In Begur Lake in southeast Bengaluru overflowed at around 4 pm, resulting in waterlogging on Beguru Main Road, Mico Layout and Vishwapriya Layout.


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