Several residential areas in Bengaluru were waterlogged and inundated Tuesday. After heavy rain lashed the Karnataka capital a day before, prompting authorities to send rafts to evacuate people. Officials said commuters faced a harrowing time navigating the path on the Bellandur Outer Ring Road (ORR) because of water logging in the area. 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.
Bengaluru has since March this year received 1,091 mm of rainfall with the wettest months of September and October still ahead.
Bengaluru has since March this year received 1,091 mm of rainfall with the wettest months of September and October still ahead. The spell of heavy rain slows down by mid-November. The authorities sent rafts to evacuate the stranded residents of Rainbow Drive Layout in Sarjapur. The residents said the water level inside the residential layout reached six feet making it difficult for a tractor to move inside for evacuation. The water is stagnant at the entrance of the layout. In some of the houses, refrigerators are floating. The ground floor of most of the houses are submerged,” said Purush Malathi, a resident of Rainbow Drive Layout.