BENGALURU: Traffic flow was badly hit as incessant rains lashed the city since afternoon on Thursday. Those riding two wheelers were badly hit as potholes on several roads turned into deep puddles.
The rush to make purchases for Vara Mahalakshmi Pooja on Friday added to the chaos.
On many roads the carriage space got shrunk due to parking of vehicles and setting up of temporary stalls.
Traffic flow was painfully slow in places where BBMP, BWSSB and BDA have taken up infrastructure works and dug up roads.
Tambu Chetty Palya main road in Ramamurthynagar and Thippasandra and Indiranagar roads resembled paddy fields with slurry like mud on the road. Two wheeler riders had a tough time and many skidded and fell while negotiating on uneven surfaces.
Ahead of Varamahalakshmi festival several vendors had stocked plantain leaves and other goods on road and footpaths preventing smooth movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
A senior BBMP official said that vendors have no business occupying the road and footpath, but the public too are not objecting to it as it happens to be festival eve. From Friday onwards all vendors would be cleared, he assured....