Another Gulmohar tree falls

The three hour-long spell of continuous rains in city and parts of the district yesterday brought normal life to a standstill causing inconvenience to motorists, especially two-wheeler riders.

Besides bringing down the temperature, the rains, which started at around 3.30 pm, continued till late evening which resulted in inconvenience to children returning home from schools and office-goers who were returning home after a hectic day of work.

When the rains showed no sign of receding, some dared to venture while some preferred to jostle for space under the trees, buildings, bus stops, petrol bunks and such other places in commercial areas like Devaraj Urs road, Sayyaji Rao road, Devaraja Market and other places.

Meanwhile, a huge Gulmohar tree got uprooted and fell on the road in Siddarthanagar yesterday. Fortunately none were hurt.

It may be recalled, just 4 days ago on May 28, a huge Gulmohar tree got uprooted and fell on a parked Maruti 800 car in Saraswathipuram, damaging the car heavily.

Heavy downpour at B'lore

Stranded vehicles, clogged roads and erratically parked KSRTC and BMTC buses were a common sight in the Silicon City yesterday which experienced heavy rains for the second day in succession.

While Kempegowda Bus Stand in Majestic resembled a pond with knee-deep water, residents of areas like Malleshwaram, Okalipuram, Basaveshwaranagar and Rajajinagar were severely affected as a large number of fallen trees disrupted vehicular traffic.

As it happens often, the Gali Anjaneyaswamy Temple on Mysore road was inundated while a hotel in Shivananda Circle was almost submerged. Similar incidents were reported from various areas like Hosur road, Bannerghatta, Airport road and Shanthinagar.

Minister inspects

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy this morning visited the water-logged Kempegowda Bus Stand in Majestic and took stock of the situation even as the area remained under knee deep water which showed no signs of receding.

He said that he would hold talks with the BBMP Commissioner and officials of the Transport Department regarding the launching of developmental works aimed at overcoming the traffic jam menace faced by Bangaloreans.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore