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Roads turn into rivers as heavy rains lash Bengaluru

Heavy rains have disrupted life in Bengaluru with roads turning into rivers and some people stranded in flooded colonies being rescued by boats, officials said today

Heavy rains have disrupted life in Bengaluru with roads turning into rivers and some people stranded in flooded colonies being rescued by boats, officials said today.

 

A video shows vehicles crawling on a flooded road and a traffic policeman trying to maintain some semblance of order, while pedestrians struggled to walk.

The Bengaluru Urban Commissioner has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in the city on August 30 due to rains. Educational institutions in Mysuru and Mandya will also remain shut on Tuesday.

The India Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru and predicted heavy rains in many places on August 30.

According to the weather forecast, Bengaluru will receive moderate to heavy rainfall till September 1.

The worst-affected areas due to water-logging are Bellandur, Sarjapura Road, Whitefield, Outer Ring Road, and BEML Layout.

According to the weather department, Bengaluru received 12.8 mm of rainfall on Monday. Bengaluru has recorded 364.2 mm of rainfall in August so far, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) shows. The city is short of breaking an all-time record of 387.1 mm in August 1998.