Bengaluru

Road damaged following heavy rain

A newly-laid stretch of Mysuru Road caved in on October 6, 2021.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

 

The road next to a metro rail pillar on Mysuru Road, near Jnanabharati campus, was damaged with one small section appearing to have caved in, following incessant rain over the past few days in the city.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited officials said the road, which eroded due to heavy rains, had since been restored. “There was no structural damage to the pillar,” said BMRCL officials.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike engineers said it could have happened due to loose soil not compacted properly at the work site, and added that the BMRCL had restored the road.

 

The crater is near a pillar of Namma Metro on Mysuru Road in Bengaluru.

The crater is near a pillar of Namma Metro on Mysuru Road in Bengaluru.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Incidentally, Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone was one of the worst affected following the rain on Sunday.

On Wednesday, too, citizens in many parts of the city struggled to navigate through water-logged roads.

 

The crater is close to the Jnana Bharathi campus of Bangalore University, on Mysuru Road.

The crater is close to the Jnana Bharathi campus of Bangalore University, on Mysuru Road.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Several main roads were inundated in Shanthinagar, Majestic, Malleswaram, Yeshwantpur, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Sadashivanagar, Vijayanagar and Jayanagar. Roads that had been developed as per TenderSURE norms, such as Cunningham Road and Richmond Road, were also waterlogged.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the city received 36 mm rains, while HAL station recorded 37.5 mm and KIA station recorded 35.4 mm. Over the next two days, the skies over the city will be generally cloudy. The city can expect rains or thunder showers during these two days.

IMD also stated that South Interior Karnataka can expect widespread rains on Thursday and Sunday (Oct 10), and fairly widespread rains on Friday and Saturday. Orange and yellow alerts have been issued for Davanagere, Chitradurga, Kolar, Tumakuru, and Chikkaballapur districts.


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