Bengaluru’s upscale societies – Rainbow Drive, Epsilon, Divyashree 77and Amarjyoti Layout – are also witnessing the water level gradually going down or completely being drained. “Life is slowly getting back to normal but we are continuously pumping the water out. The level has reduced,” said Shakespeare from Malibu Paloma apartment on Borewell Road.
Bengaluru: Things seem to be returning back to their former state in Bengaluru after parts of India’s Silicon Valley remained submerged under rainwater following heavy rains. After nearly four days, water has started receding and life is returning to normalcy in the tech corridor of Mahadevapura.
Roads in the city have been cleared and areas are now becoming free of waterlogging. The Outer Ring Road stretch from Silk Board to Marathahalli, Whitefield Main Road, Sarjapur Road, Yemalur-Varthur stretch and Kadugodi Main Road were no longer submerged underwater on Thursday.
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Pumps on standby
As the weather department has warned of heavy rain till September 12, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials have kept pumps on standby.
However, several areas in the city still continue to suffer from floods with residents slowly coming to terms with the cost of fixing the damage. Those who saw water becoming the unwelcomed guest in their homes in the past few days, are busy pumping water out of the basements as water in stormwater drains (SWDs) is yet to be drained.
Pumps have been deployed in 70 places by the fire brigade and rescue operations have ended, Amar Kumar Pandey, DGP, fire and emergency services, told ToI. State Disaster Response Force rescued over 5,000 people over the past four-five days.