The rain is no dampener

Continuous rains have lashed the city since the early hours of today. Lokhandwala Circle hasn’t got flooded since it was relaid a couple of years ago, but today was different.

The road became a river, washing away whatever could not resist the force of the swiftly moving water.

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Rain floods in the erstwhile lake bed

Yesterday it poured in Bangalore! 44 mm of rain in three hours according to weather reports (see here). Many roads almost became rivers, and many low-lying areas almost became ponds. After all, rain water from the roads and catchment areas needs to flow somewhere. If not into storm water drains, where ever it finds its way.

Today’s TOI newspaper shows the flooding at the centrally-located Kanteerava Stadium. One feels sad at the destruction caused. Creation of infrastructure on a lake bed (yes, Kandeerava Stadium is built on Sampangi Lake), combined with inadequate planning is surely a recipe for rain floods. Continue reading