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BBMP identifies 196 areas that are vulnerable during heavy rain
Volunteers will inform BBMP about the situation in their area
Bangalore: With Bangalore city registering heavy rain ahead of monsoon, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has geared up to face any eventuality with a hope that those residing on either sides of major storm water drains may not face difficulties like in the past.
The construction of concrete retaining walls along the major storm water drains to prevent flooding of residential areas, clearing of some of the encroachments along the sides of the drains and removing silt are some of the measures.
The BBMP has identified 196 areas vulnerable during heavy rain and residents here might face short-time inconveniences.
Pointing out that the BBMP has completed many works related to remodelling the storm water drains over past couple of years, Commissioner S. Subramanya hoped Bangaloreans would not have to face a nightmarish time like in the past during this monsoon.Limit
The city can face problems if rainfall in a single day exceeds 60 or 70 mm.
Meanwhile, the residents of some parts of Bhadrappa Layout, Defence Enclave, Marannanapalya, Byreveshwaranagar and Vaddarapalya cannot have a permanent solution in the immediate future to overcome flooding of their areas during heavy rains.
Dr. Subramnaya said that houses in many of these layouts were constructed without any sanctioned plan and many of these localities are at a level below the water level in Hebbal Lake. Residents of Byraveshwaranagar and Vaddarapalya will have problem only when it rains at Devanahalli and surrounding areas, which usually result in the rise in the level of lakes connecting Rachenahalli and other lakes in the city.
Also, attempts made to construct a new storm water drain to solve water logging in Bhadrappa Layout did not succeed as the residents of neighbouring layout raised some objections.Confident
The Commissioner was confident that but for a few low-lying areas like Shamanna Garden, Nayandahalli and a couple of other localities, the old parts of the city may not experience inundation during heavy rain.
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