Cars underwater as Bangalore and Chennai neighborhoods flood after rain

Overnight rains in northern Bengaluru have caused severe waterlogging in several parts of the city.

Bangalore / Chennai:

Several cars were submerged in water in northern Bengaluru and many neighborhoods in pockets of northern Chennai in Manali were flooded after these areas experienced heavy flooding following torrential rains in parts of the south. over the past few days.

The footage showed a car partially underwater in a flooded underground passage with a man sitting on its roof and another struggling to get it out of the water.

Water has entered several houses in Manali, an industrial pocket of the capital of Tamil Nadu. Many parts of the neighborhood in northern Chennai have been heavily flooded due to excessive discharge from the Kosasthalaiyar River.

Excess water overflowing from nearby Chittoor – one of the areas worst hit by the rain that hit Andhra Pradesh on Saturday – also contributed to the nightly deluge, as water from the Poondi reservoir in the district of Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu filled to capacity. , was released in excess of 3,000 cubic feet per second a few days ago. However, the flow of the Poondi reservoir has now been reduced, authorities said today.

Boats have also been deployed to parts of northern Chennai to deal with the situation.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru experienced heavy flooding overnight when Lake Allalasandra overflowed, inundating areas surrounding the lake. Several roads in northern Bengaluru were heavily saturated with water following last night’s downpour.

The regions of Yelahanka, Nagavara, Kogilu Cross and Vidyaranyapura in Bangalore were particularly affected by the rain. In Yelahanka, 153mm of rain fell in the last 24 hours alone, contributing to severe waterlogging in the area. The same area was visited by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), who arrived in the neighborhood to maintain an apartment that saw water entering its premises.

Rains in Bengaluru and Chennai came following heavy flooding in Andhra Pradesh over the weekend that left 24 people dead and many missing on Saturday, and cut off the state’s main rail and road lines Sunday.

The south has been hit by a deluge of rain over the past two weeks as a Bay of Bengal low recently crossed the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, causing heavy rains and subsequent flooding in several states, including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. , and Andhra Pradesh in the process.

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