Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Continuing unseasonable rain has become a cause for worry for the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as many of its works, related to storm water drains, slated for completion before the onset of monsoon are being affected due to rain.

BBMP Commissioner S. Subramanya, who on Friday inspected works related to storm water drains, directed the engineers to hasten them to ensure that roads were not inundated by rainwater and low lying areas not flooded.

The commissioner inspected storm water drain works at Nayandahalli, Vrushabhavathi Valley, RMV 2nd Stage, Vijayanagar, Basaveshwaranagar, Rajajinagar and New BEL area.

According officials at the Met centre, the rainfall in the city owes to a trough of low pressure that extends from eastern Madhya Pradesh to the Gulf of Mannar.

The rain in the State has been restricted only to south interior Karnataka, mainly Bangalore. While the airport received 0.3 mm, the city received 1.8 mm of rain on Friday.

Cloudy sky

Cloudy sky and thundershowers can be expected during the next 48 hours, according to Met officials.