Heavy rains affects normal life in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Sep 14 (UNI) Heavy rains that lashed the city during the last two days in has badly affected normal life in many parts of the city with people living in low lying areas facing a torrid time due to water logging.

Incidents of rain water overflowing on several roads were reported across the city. Several trees were uprooted disrupting traffic and power supply. According to the meteorological centre here the city received 12 cm of rain last night. Several cattle and livestock had perished due to heavy rains.

Several low lying areas on Mysore road, Vijaynagar, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Ulsoor and R T Nagar were affected. Water entered several houses and parking areas of apartment blocks in many places. A small bridge had collapsed in RR nagar while traffic was affected in the busy Bangalore-Mysore road, officials said.

People preparing to celebrate Gowri Vrata today and Ganesha Chaturti tomorrow were put to difficulty as they could not shop for the festivities due to rain related disruptions.

Bangalore city corporation commissioner S Subramanya told UNI that relief works was taken on a war footing and clogged drains were being cleared.

Heavy rains also lashed many parts of south and central parts of Karnataka during the last two days. A major tank had breached near Shidlaghatta in newly formed Chikballapur district bringing vast tracts of standing crops under water. Damages were reported from Chitradurga district as well.


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