Meteorological Department predicts heavy rains in Bengaluru; 28 sites in the city put on high alert!
BENGALURU: On Friday, the Department of Urban Development (UDD) launched a “flood alert” in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and listed areas, including some of the major shopping centers, that could be flooded due to heavy rains.
After a warning by the meteorologist that there will be heavy rains during the next 2 days in the city of Bengaluru, Bengalurians living in and around 28 sites, identified as very vulnerable to floods, have been invited to stay alert and take action if it rains a lot.
The 28 sites are among the 182 vulnerable points identified in different parts of the city.
28 Vulnerable Areas in the City
- Commissariat Road Opposite to Garuda Mall
- Miller Tank
- Seppings Road
You can contact in case of emergency – Executive Engineer Divakar (Pho: 9448056051)
- Naganna Nagar near Binny Mill Road
- KEB Compound Mathikere
You can contact in case of emergency – Executive Engineer Prakash H (Pho: 9480685892)
- Magadi Road Police Station
- Gali Anjaneya Temple Road
- Srinivas Nagar
You can contact in case of emergency – Nagaraju (Pho: 9480683828)
- EWS Working Colony 3rd Stage
You can contact in case of emergency – Suryanarayana (Pho: 9448868340)
- Hennur Main Road, Geddalahalli Railway Gate
- Vinayaka Layout
- Kallapa Layout near Basavanagara
- Pattalama Layout
- Pai Layout
You can contact in case of emergency – Malathi (Pho: 9480683015)
You can contact in case of emergency – Shiva Kumar CM (Pho: 9035696611)
- Shivanada Nagar
- Hari Layout
- Chowdeshwari Nagar
- Shankarappa Garden, Gopalpur
You can contact in case of emergency – Balaji MT (Pho: 8892124229)
You can contact in case of emergency – Shivakumar S (Pho: 9739198746)
- Krishnappa Garden Behind Byrasandra Tank
- PWD Quarters Near Wilson Garden, Shantinagar BMTC Bus Stand
- Maruthi Nagar, Shankrappa Layout, Silkboard
You can contact in case of emergency – Srinivasan T (Pho: 9035087060)
Source: BBMP’s Storm Water Drain Department
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center and the Department of Urban Development have told to the BBMP to take precautionary measures to avoid problems in identified low areas and leave people to handle the situation, even equipment for emergency services, including pumping for drying the underpasses…
These 28 identified locations can only be flooded if the city receives more than 200 mm of rain. In 18 of these locations, water level sensors were installed with the help of KSNDMC and they will send alerts to four At different levels, the sensors will be installed in another 10 places in the next few days, “chief engineer BS Prahlad (rainwater evacuation) told TOI.
The sensors work with batteries powered by solar energy and send alerts to normal levels (green line), warning (blue line), danger (red line) and flood level (black line) to those responsible.
“Once officials have been alerted to the black line alert, residents will be contacted and asked to remove cars and bicycles from their basements and also people are kept in big alert,” said by Prahlad.
“Everyone is on alert. Permanent instructions were given to the room engineers and the main engineers to signal them. We have also prepared an action plan, which will be presented to the Chief Minister,” said Special Commissioner Ravi Kumar Surpur.
Meanwhile, Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun had a discussion with stormwater drainage engineers and gathered first-hand information about rain preparation.
Control Rooms has been Set-Up
The BBMP has opened 63 temporary control rooms, in addition to eight zonal control rooms and a permanent control room that operates at its headquarters.
Temporary control rooms are equipped with water clearing equipment and other emergency equipment in addition to emergency equipment.
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28 Cleaning Equipment
The BBMP has about 21 teams that hope to clean fallen trees and branches. Efforts are being made to hire 7 additional teams. Each team is made up of seven workers and a supervisor. BBMP also organized the transport of fallen trees as soon as they cleared the roads.
A five-sided anti-garbage barrier (a lighter aluminum trap that prevents garbage) has already been installed in the storm sewers to clean the garbage and allow rainwater to flow smoothly.
However, I would say please make sure if you belong to any of the areas, or you travel in those areas be careful. If rains start while you are there, divert your direction to avoid problems if you leave in any of the above areas, make sure the gutters in front of your home clean as a precaution to flow water easily.
Hope no problems occur this time, it’s enough we have seen disaster happened in other parts of Karnataka and many lost their life.
So, please share this article if you are Bengalurian to inform people and take precaution.