(In Pics) Bengaluru copes with rains, submerged streets

Bengaluru, July 29: Just a day's rainfall has crippled the Silicon Valley of India- Bengaluru. While traffic snarls are commonplace, the city is struggling to cope with clogged roads and overflowing lakes now. The BBMP and BDA are as usual busy pointing fingers at each other.

But the trouble is faced by the common man. Close to 110 families are confined within their home as their area is inundated.

Although help is being extended to them in the form of food and water, they are cut off from the very basic needs of electricity and drinking water. 

According to the Met Department, Bengaluru just witnessed the highest rainfall in seven years.

Here's how the city braves the rain:

The rescue

Police launch rescue operation for the stranded in certain areas in Bengaluru.

The Fallen

Hell seems to have broken loose as vehicles and trees can be seen damaged in the rain.

Submerged Houses

Duo Layout and Doctor's Layout are the most affected with water levels rising upto 5 feet.

Submerged streets

Rescue operations have been launched to rescue the stranded. 

Flood water and the struggling crowd

Police officials launch rescue operations for those stranded.

Fallen tree

Close to 10 trees have been uprooted because of the rains.

A no man's land

The roads seem to lead to nowhere in Bengaluru. 

Traffic jams

The overflowing lakes lead to an increasing traffic snarls.


[Read: Flood-like situation in Bengaluru after a day's shower, 3 more days to go]

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