IMD forecasts heavy rain in the IT capital and 10 other Karnataka districts, prompting a yellow alert in Bengaluru.
From the India Today News Desk: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in Bengaluru and ten other Karnataka districts for two consecutive days until May 31 due to severe rains.
The Bengaluru meteorological agency warned commuters to be vigilant and cited the likelihood of overflowing subways, light traffic congestion, and fallen trees in some regions.
In eight districts, including Kodagu, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Chitradurga, Hassan, Gulbarga, Udupi, Chamrajnagar, Dakshina Kannada, and Chikkamagaluru, the IMD has predicted a high likelihood of downpours.
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By 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, following hours of severe rain throughout the evening, the warning was issued despite the fact that the rain had stopped in the IT capital.
Till 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Bengaluru recorded a total of 19mm of precipitation. Underpasses near Sankey Road and Lingarajapuram were wet last night, according to sources, and tech corridors like Bellandur have also reported incidents of waterlogging.
When this was happening, congestion hampered travel near the Outer Ring Road.
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According to DK Shivakumar, the deputy chief minister of Karnataka, "all officers, including commissioners and joint commissioners, are on high alert."
"It's important for all citizens to be safe! Please exercise caution and take all necessary safety measures, "added he.