Bengaluru, Nov 17: More than 60 people across Tamil Nadu died due to heavy rain in the state. Army, CRPF jawans have been deployed for rescue operations.
Chennai and many other places across Tamil Nadu have been flooded as the state is witnessing monsoon fury since last one week.
The low pressure developing over the Bay of Bengal brought intermittent heavy showers on Monday, Nov 16. According to MeT department officials, heavy rains will continue at least for next 48 hours.
See photos of rains in Chennai and traffic jam in Bengaluru:
Rain in Chennai: Many areas were underwater
A picture from Chennai. Many areas were underwater and completely inaccessible to the public.
Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu: Chennai flooded
Subways at suburban Chennai connecting the residential areas were inundated, rendering them useless for commutation. Not only in Tamil Nadu, but heavy rains continued in Puducherry, Karnataka, Kerala.
Rains in Chennai: Residential areas inundated
The incessant rains severely crippled normal life in the state capital Chennai, where most roads, residential areas and low-lying parts were inundated.
Traffic jam in Bengaluru
People in Bengaluru were upset with state government as they believe that Siddaramaiah government failed to control the situation which can be handled if proper infrastructure is provided.
Bengaluru was one of the worst-affected cities in South India. The IT city, which is infamous for its traffic problem, witnessed the worst situation on Monday. Condition became even more worse the next morning.
Roads have been damaged. Office goers, school, college students and other commuters faced serious problem while travelling on roads which are full of potholes.
A 40-minute commute took 2-and-half hours in Bengaluru on Monday. Saket, an IT professional, was stuck in the traffic for 5 hours and reached home at 12 at night.
Anshuman Modak, another IT professional, believes that government can easily control current situation if they provide proper infrastructure. While speaking to Oneindia, he said, "Karnataka government should focus on Metro connectivity. Good public transport facility will help commuters to avoid heavy traffic jam in Bengaluru."
Many people turned to micro-blogging site Twitter and expressed their dismay at the current situation of the city.
News about Bengaluru's traffic isn't exaggerated at all!
News about Bengaluru's traffic isn't exaggerated at all!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 16, 2015
Since a fat red line isn't enough to show traffic situation, we now have reddish-brown splattered over the map 😂 Hello Bengaluru!
Since a fat red line isn't enough to show traffic situation, we now have reddish-brown splattered over the map 😂 Hello Bengaluru!— Harshad Sharma (@hiway) November 16, 2015
Yesterday it was raining in Bengaluru - People were like - @@@₹&&&.
Today same weather and no rain - Bangalore people are - Aww weather <3
Yesterday it was raining in Bengaluru - People were like - @@@₹&&&. Today same weather and no rain - Bangalore people are - Aww weather <3— Mur@li (@_Murali) November 17, 2015