Record rains batter and bruise Bangalore

Written by: Samyuktha
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Bangalore, Karnataka
Bangalore, Sep 25: Just ahead of the weekend, busy Bangaloreans were forced to stall all their plans for a good one hour as the city was pounded by record rainfall of over 106.7 mm on Friday, Sep 24 evening.

A torrent of rain engulfed the city by 6:50 pm on Sep 24 forcing pedestrians as well as motorists to run for shelter. Rain battered the city for over 45 minutes leaving the city to face the severe aftereffects of waterlogging, flooding while trees fell onto the streets and transformers burst.

Several areas were hit by power cuts, and colonies in low lying areas were inundated. Ejipura, Adugodi and Hosur Road were among the worst hit.

When the motorists finally got on their vehicles to get back home, traffic jams frustrated them for over two hours.

The local media not only slammed the Met Department for not predicting the thundershowers, but also demanded answers from the BBMP and the monsoon task force, set up specifically to tackle the rains.

The Sep 24, 2010 downpour, which made the silicon city come complete undone, is the highest rainfall recorded in ten years in the month of September.

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