Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special Correspondent)
Chief Minister,Basavaraj Bommai said he will be visiting T.K.Halli unit of Bengaluru Water Board in Mandya district that will manage drinking water supply to Bengaluru City due to rushing of water into the unit following heavy rains on Sunday night.
I am leaving for Mandya soon after Teachers’ day function to assess the situation,he told reporters in Vidhana Soudha here on Monday.
He said BWSSB Chairman,engineers,secretary of urban development department are already sent to the unit.
The officials of Mandya district are busy in draining out water from the pumping station.
The situation is expected to come under control by evening.Technical team is working on the emergency mode to restart the machinery.I will visit and give necessary instructions”.
Silicon city is not going to get water supply for the next two days as the pumping station in the Mandya district is flooded.
Due to flooding, over 50 areas won’t have access to drinking water. The chief minister of the state Basavaraj Bommai is going to visit the pumping station.
Water supply will be affected in many areas in Bengaluru on September 5 and 6, as the pumping stations that supply Cauvery water to the city have been submerged under water due to heavy rainfall.
Bengaluru and its surroundings witnessed heavy rains and flooding on the night of Sunday, September 4, due to which many areas were flooded under several feet of water. Due to this, the pump machines at the third and fourth units of the Cauvery catchment area in Mandya district’s TK Halli — which provide drinking water to Bengaluru — were completely submerged.
The Bangalore Water Supply And Sewerage Board announced on Monday there would be no supply in several areas in Bengaluru on Monday and Tuesday,September 5 and 6.
Here is the list of areas where the water supply may be affected:
Yeshwanthpur,Malleshwaram,Seshadripuram, Okaladara,Srirampur,Mathikere and surrounding areas, Sadashivanagar, Palace Guttahalli,R.M.V. Second phase and surrounding areas,RT Nagar, GKVK Sanjayanagar,New BEL road,Hebbala, Dinnur,Ganganagar and surrounding areas.Chickpet,market and surrounding areas,
Dharmaraya swamy temple,Gandhinagar, Kasturba road,Shivajinagar,Frazer Town,Devara Jeevanahalli,Coles Park,Kadugodanahalli, Pillanna garden — 1, 2 & 3, Sagai Pura, Lingarajapuram,Tannery road, Bharatinagar, Vasanthnagar and surrounding areas,
Jagjeevan Bheemanagar,ITI Colony,Indiranagar 1st stage,Lakshmipura,Andhra Colony,Kallahalli, HAL 2nd stage and surrounding areas,
Jeevan Bhimanagar and Indiranagar, Halasuru, Ogi Garden, Murphy town,Hoyasala Nagar and surrounding areas,Chamarajapete, Hanumanthanagar,Srinagar,Raghavendra Bank, Kalidasa Layout,
Byatarayanapura,Gavipuram,Lakshmipura,HMT Layout,Dasarahalli,Shetty Halli,Mallasandhra, Bagalagunte,T Dasarahalli,Peenya, Rajagopalanagar,Chikkasandhra,Hegganahalli, HMT Ward,Nandini Layout,RR Nagar,Kengeri, Ullal,Annapoorneshwari nagar,Paparedyypalya, Mallathahalli,Kengunte,m Jagajyothi layout, Jnanabharathi layout,Ideal Homes,BEML Layout, Pattanagere,Channasandhra,Kothanuru Dhinne, JP Nagar 6, 7 and 8th stage,Vijayabank layout, Koodlu,Anjanapura,Bommanahalli,KR Puram, Ramamurthy nagar,Mahadevapura,A Narayanapura,Marathahalli, Hoodi,Whitefield, Nagarbhavi,HSR Layout,JP Nagar,HBR Layout, Domlur,Bannerghatta road,Jambusawari dinne, Laggere,Srigandhada Kavel,Telecom layout, Srinivasa Nagar,Bahubali Nagar,Jalahalli,OMBR Layout,Bommanahalli,Arakere,BHEL Layout, Sunkadakatte,Byadarahalli,Sir MV Layout, Kottigepalya,LIC Layout,Nagadevanahalli, Mysuru Road,Shirke,Chikkagollarahatti,Subbanna garden, Nayandanahalli,Kamakshipalya,Ranganathapura,
Govindrajnagar,KHB Colony,Moodalapalya, Adharsha Nagar,BDA Layout,and Munneshwaranagar,Kodigehalli,Amruthahalli, Kogilu,JP Park,Sadhgunte Palya,Kasavanahalli, Konena Agrahara,Sudhamanagar,Murgesh palya, HRBR Layout,Nagavara,Balaji layout,BGS Layout, SBM colony,BTS Layout,Sarvabhaumanagar, Hulimavu,Bandepalya,Saraswathi Puram, Raghavendra Layout,Syndicate Bank Colony, Ramaiah Layout,Pragathi Layout,Silk Board Colony,Mangammanapalya,Singasandhra, Devarachikkanahalli,Lakshminarayanapura, Somasundara Palya,Doddanakundi,Garudachar palya,Sapthagiri layout,Munekola,ISRO Layout, Brindavan Nagar,Thigalara Palya,Akshayanagar, Ramesh Nagar,Annasandhra Palya,Patalamma layout,Gayathri layout,Manjunath nagar, Ramanjenaya layout,Maarenahalli and surrounding areas.
Waterlogging in Bengaluru
Meanwhile, Bengaluru reeled under severe waterlogging,as incessant heavy rainfall lashed the city.
Waterlogging led to traffic jams and disruptions in the lives of normal people in several parts of Bengaluru.
The CM of the state has assured IT companies about a discussion on the estimated loss of Rs. 225 crore due to rain and waterlogging in Bengaluru.
Several parts of Bengaluru were waterlogged Monday morning after heavy rainfall Sunday evening with massive traffic jams reported from across the city.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD),Bengaluru received 131.6 mm of rainfall, just short of breaking an eight-year-old record.
Meanwhile traffic cops seen clearing the debris and waste which was stuck in drainage to drain out the water and clear the water stagnation in ORR Ring road,HSR Layout, Bommanahalli area and Marathahalli Zone.
On September 26, 2014,Bengaluru received 132.3 mm of rainfall.
Meanwhile, the city’s civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has also issued helpline numbers.
The BBMP also has a 24×7 helpline (2266 0000) and WhatsApp helpline (94806 85700),along with zonal helpline numbers.
The toll free number 1533 is also reported to act as the rain helpline.
Also, the Rainbow Drive Layout in Sarjapur, Outer Ring Road,Varthur,and K R Puram were again left inundated.
Complains of flooding also came in from several other areas like Bilekahalli, Madiwala Lake Road,Silk Board Junction,R R Nagar,Nandini Layout, Hebbal,Hennur,Kengeri,Sanjaynagar,Banaswadi,KG Raod, Freedom Park, Indiranagar, Okalipuram, Rajajinagar,HSR layout and others.
We are Monitoring the situation and planning to drain out the water and asks citizens to bare with the authorities says Tushar Girinath,BBMP Chief Commissioner.
Bommai said the Bengaluru city too has received heavy rains and extensive damage has happened in 30 places in Mahadevapura and Bommanahalli zones.
Instructions are issued to despatch two SDRF teams with 30 members in each team to the affected places.
Officials are asked drain out water from roads. Whatever decided already will be implemented as per plan,he added.