After Gurugram, Bengaluru today witnessed heavy downpour causing traffic jam in the city. Vehicular movement was affected in many parts of Bengaluru due to the rains on the fourth consecutive day. In Bilekahalli area of Bengaluru, boats were used to rescue people trapped in water logged areas. Fire department has deployed boats to help people out of flooded areas.
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike control rooms were inundated by distress calls from citizens.
Fifteen hours of almost continuous rain caused many of the city’s lakes to overflow onto main roads during peak traffic hours. As the waters flooded the roads, they brought along the lakes piscine residents. A radio station reported that fishermen, making most of the phenomenon, were standing on the roads trying to catch the live fish. Some people were even using bedsheets and blankets to catch fish.
Water from some of city's lakes flooded streets of the IT-hub and locals were captured fishing on the roads with a huge orange net.
Although July started out as a relatively dry monsoon month in Bengaluru, the rains have come down on the city in the past week.
This month-end weather has helped Bengaluru overtake its monthly rainfall average of 108.9 millimeters and has made it the rainiest July in the last seven years. The city is expected to get more heavy rains in the next 48 hours.