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Bengaluru rains: City comes to a standstill after waterlogging on streets, Twitter reacts

Twitter was awashed with images of Bengalurians wadding through waters as most roads remained cutoff for vehicular movement.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 30, 2016 11:18:13 am
 rains, bengaluru rains, rains in bengaluru, monsoon rains, india monsoon rains, monsoon rains in india, waterlogging in bengaluru, bengaluru waterlogging, india news, latest news Bikers wade through a waterlogged road following rains at the Kodichikkanhalli area in Bengaluru on Friday. PTI Photo

Overnight rains in Bengaluru on Thursday left the city battling traffic jams, waterlogged roads and flooding on Friday morning. The incessant rains saw several areas of the city inundated with water from nearby lakes entering houses.

Twitter was awash with images of Bengalurians waddling through waters as most roads remained cutoff for vehicular movement. A few were seen using fishing nets to catch any fish that might have strayed out of the overflowing lakes. Storm drains have not been so effective in draining the flood waters as rains continue to batter Bengaluru.

City police also took to social media to help people. From their official Twitter account, the city police department posted updates on traffic jams and water logging in the city, and asked people to avoid the locations with bad situations. They also posted information on weather updates and safety tips on driving through water logged areas.

Several people were stuck on the streets in massive traffic jams. The police went out on the streets to help the ones who were stuck on the roads.

The rains stopped by Saturday morning, and the waterlogged streets were mostly cleared out, according to Swati Gulati, a resident of Bengaluru. But the massive waterlogging on the streets raised questions in the minds of the residents regarding the city infrastructure planning.

Monsoon rains have caused severe flooding in several parts of the country including Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. In Delhi NCR, thousands of office goers and other commuters were stranded in hours long traffic jams Gurgaon as heavy rains led to waterlogging on National Highway-8, on Friday.

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