BSY tells BBMP administrator to keep vigil on low-lying areas, storm water drains
Following heavy rains across Bengaluru, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Sunday called BBMP Administrator Gaurav Gupta and instructed him to pay attention to low-lying areas and raja kaluves. He said civic officials should be on stand-by 24*7 as there are chances of flooding and rain-related damage. The CM also spoke to the Udupi DC in this connection.
It has been raining in Bengaluru since the wee hours of Sunday and low-lying areas have been affected.
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಳೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾನ್ಯ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSYBJP ರವರು ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಆಡಳಿತಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಗೌರವ ಗುಪ್ತ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಕರೆ ಮಾಡಿ, ರಾಜಕಾಲುವೆ, ತಗ್ಗು ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಶೇಷ ಗಮನಹರಿಸುವಂತೆ ಸೂಚನೆ ನೀಡಿದ್ದು, ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಯಾವುದೇ ಕ್ಷಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಿರುವಂತೆ ನೋಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ ಅಂತ ಆದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) September 20, 2020
Many districts in the state, especially in the coastal areas, have also witnessed flooding in several areas.
Speaking to TheBengaluruLive, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said no untoward incidents have been reported in Bengaluru as yet but officials have been directed to stay alert.
BBMP administrator Gaurav Gupta did not respond to WhatsApp messages from TheBengaluruLive on rain-related issues.
Meanwhile, several trees that were uprooted in Bengaluru south were cleared by the engineering team.
Keep brollies at hand
According to the KSNDMC rainfall forecast, generally cloudy skies with fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rains are likely over BBMP areas.
Forecast for the next 2 days (ending at 8.30 am of September 22): Scattered light to moderate rains likely over BBMP areas.