Significant areas of Bangalore, which houses some of the leading companies and posh apartment complexes, have been facing massive floods after torrential rainfall in the city. Localities like Bellandur, Whitefield, Sarjapur, HSR Layout, Kormangala, etc. are waterlogged with no supply of drinking water, reported CNBC.
Videos have gone viral on social media where you can see main roads sunk in deep waters, floods inside posh housing societies and office-goers struggling amidst flooded streets. Have a look:
Price of property here is Rs 8 crore upwards!
— Rakesh Prakash (@rakeshprakash1) September 6, 2022
People are seen being transported to the other side of the flooded road via a tractor.
— Govind Kumar (@hey__goku) September 5, 2022
#Bengaluru: Sarjapur Road flooded again on Monday following Sunday night rain. Milk, groceries and essentials were supplied through boats to the residents. Some residents evacuated the houses with luggage. #bengalururains pic.twitter.com/m4KRNUhlM7
— TOI Bengaluru (@TOIBengaluru) September 5, 2022
The message is crystal clear. "You occupied our space. Now we have come back." Said by all lakes in Bangalore (crying)#Bangalore #bangalorefloods #bangaloreweather #bangalorerain #bangalorerains #bbmp #SarjapurRoad #Sarjapur #sarjapura #BellandurFloods #bellandur pic.twitter.com/ElrpPQlon8
— 🇮🇳RJ_Ramesh🇮🇳 (@weather_rj) September 5, 2022
Greenwood Regency, Sarjapur Road, not much different from the other inundated societies, but definitely sad to see, especially to witness this in this society for the first time in 14 years!#flooding #rains #ORR #bengalururains #bangalorerains #BellandurFloods pic.twitter.com/SSx8WkAWN3
— Gautam Chandran (@gautamchandran) September 5, 2022
A very posh layout in Sarjapur road. Crazy. pic.twitter.com/tL4lainOxz
— Varun ఉవాచ (@VK84015570) September 5, 2022
— Harish Upadhya (@harishupadhya) September 5, 2022
This is the condition of some of the most expensive areas of the city.
— Rohit Varma (@rohitvaarma) September 5, 2022
Namma Bengaluru 🥴 pic.twitter.com/ziuI3FkGb0
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) September 6, 2022
Imagine paying lakhs for a gorgeous villa to stay in and when the rain hits, this is the condition.
A living room in a villa in Yamalur! 😳 (via Bangalore Times FB page) pic.twitter.com/qhGU1iGRwc
— Karthik 🇮🇳 (@beastoftraal) September 6, 2022
According to NDTV, IT companies have claimed a loss of Rs 225 crores due to rain and waterlogging in Bangalore. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has assured that he will have a discussion with the companies regarding what is to be done next.
Amidst the chaos, several people have been posting memes on social media to battle the difficult situation with a bit of humour. Have a look:
Bangalore people on social media explaining how the city has the best weather pic.twitter.com/H9rjMwqEnW
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 5, 2022
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pov: dating in bengaluru pic.twitter.com/Vn9zhQVeFo
— Jagdish Patil (@jagdishpatil02) September 5, 2022
Come to Bengaluru they said. It’s a world-class startup hub they said. pic.twitter.com/13G0Tcwyh9
— Caleb Friesen (@caleb_friesen2) September 5, 2022
Bengaluru enthusiasts waking up on a Monday inundated with no electricity pic.twitter.com/86M2Pkz68L
— Shushka Bob's Burgers (@bigdeekenergyy) September 5, 2022
wow these startup founders in bengaluru are making rain also work 18 hours
— vishal dayama (@VishalDayama) September 5, 2022
Delhi people: "Dilli is better than Mumbai!"
Mumbai people: "Bombay is better than Delhi!"
Bangalore people: pic.twitter.com/IQPclWfMr1
— Thallumaalala Yousufzai (@nah_im_abdulla) September 5, 2022
— Nikit Bhandari (@NikitBhandari) September 5, 2022
— Dale Vaz (@dale_vaz) September 5, 2022
“Ya bro but even the floods in bangalore are way better than Bombay” – overheard today
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) September 5, 2022
— Besharam ladka (@BesharamLadka) September 5, 2022
Meanwhile in Bellandur, Bangalore. You don't get flat below 2 crores in this society. pic.twitter.com/cugDXGZoio
— The Educated Moron (@EducatedMoron) September 4, 2022
— Yash Jain (@yashjain2804) September 5, 2022
People of Bangalore today 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/4U3iKXM3ki
— Nimo Tai 🇮🇳 (@Cryptic_Miind) September 5, 2022
Meanwhile new joinee in Bangalore – pic.twitter.com/xQkraTtMHR
— Narundar (@NarundarM) September 5, 2022
It’s unsettling to see a city, which boasts of its wonderful weather and work opportunities, be ravaged by a few days of rainfall. We hope that the authorities take better steps in preventing such incidents.