Bengaluru: Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, thunder and lightning, lashed the city, flooding houses, gridlocking traffic and felling trees on Wednesday evening.
Most parts of the city received over 50 mm of rain, affecting those returning home from work. BBMP officials said that several houses in low-lying areas of BTM Layout were flooded, while complaints of waterlogging were received from Bannerghatta, Hebbal, Koramangala, Jayanagar and Bilekal.
An official said that a tree fell in Koramangala 3rd Block, affecting the movement of traffic for a while.
The Meteorological Department said that rains will continue over the city for two more days. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy asked BBMP officials to be on alert and to take necessary precautions to avert any mishaps.
Apart from the BBMP, affected citizens can also call the police, fire department and other utility helplines, officials said.
The Bengaluru Met Centre recorded 64 mm of rain at Sampangiramanagar, 54 mm at Bilekhalli, 66 mm at Haragadde, 50 mm at Anjanapura and 54 mm at Haragadde....