Commuters are urged to avoid ORR on Bengaluru's wettest September day since 2014 by the police.
Bengaluru saw severe rains on Sunday, flooding many areas of the city. Sunday's 83 mm of rain across the city up until 12 a.m. made it the wettest September day since 2014.
Heavy downpour continues to batter Bengaluru, residential areas flooded; traffic hit#ITVideo #Bengaluru #Rains| @snehamordani pic.twitter.com/SvprqaJTyd— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) September 5, 2022
Thunderstorms that started around 7.30 p.m. on Sunday preceded the rain. Bellandur, Sarjapura Road, Whitefield, the outer ring road, and BEML Layout were among the most severely impacted regions.
Karnataka is expected to have heavy rain until September 9, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Light to moderate rains continue across #Bengaluru as the the city observatory has received 83 mm till 12:00 am making it the wettest September day since 2014! #bengalururains #Karnataka— Bengaluru Weather (@BngWeather) September 4, 2022
The Outer Ring Road near Bengaluru's RMZ environmental zone in Marathahalli-Sarjapur transformed back into a river just days after experiencing one of the worst floods. On Monday morning, commuters were advised to stay away from the ORR section because things still weren't entirely back to normal.
The current condition on ORR near eco-space, tweeted Kala Krishnaswamy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Traffic, East, with a video of the situation. Traffic from Devarabeesanahalli to Ibluru moves quite slowly. confined to one lane alone. Avoid this stretch at all costs.
Present situation on ORR near eco space . Very slowing moving traffic from devarabeesanahalli to ibluru . Moving only in single lane . Kindly avoid this stretch pic.twitter.com/I1RhHMQ514— Kala Krishnaswamy, IPS DCP Traffic East (@DCPTrEastBCP) September 5, 2022
He also recommended commuters to make travel plans in advance because of the city's generally slow-moving traffic.
According to News9live, the basements of multiple flats continued to be flooded, and more than 100 homes were submerged. To prevent water damage, residents of the Greenwood Regency on Sarjapur Road had to relocate their parked automobiles out of the basement.
Commuters please note….. before you venture out today expect slow moving traffic in lot of places in the city because of continuous rains and water logging. Please plan your travel accordingly. Traffic police are on their job . Easing and regulating the traffic— Kala Krishnaswamy, IPS DCP Traffic East (@DCPTrEastBCP) September 5, 2022
After the city was once again inundated, internet users turned to Twitter to criticise the government. In order to rescue those trapped in the floods in the Varthur area, boats had to be used as well.