State / In Bengaluru, heavy rain uproots trees and brings down electricity poles

The Hindu : Jun 07, 2019, 10:11 AM

A downpour accompanied by strong wind lashed the city on Thursday night uprooting at least 15 tress in Avalahalli, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Girinagar, Bytarayanapura, Shantinagar, and Hanumanthanagar.

Five trees fell at Hanumanthanagar alone. Two cars and an auto were damaged on 2nd cross, 4th main at Hanumanthanagar after three trees got uprooted.

At least three electricity poles fell, one each on Richmond Road, at Hanumanthanagar, and Ashoknagar, disrupting power supply.

Power supply was disrupted in many areas across south Bengaluru, including Chamarajpet, Girinagar, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar and N.R. Colony.

Heavy rain was reported at Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Yeshwantpur, Jalahalli, Majestic, Hebbal, Vidyaranyapura Yelahanka, Jayanagar, J.P. Nagar and K.R. Puram. Shivajinagar, Cubbon Park, Halasuru, and Koramangala also received a good amount of rainfall.

Hailstorms were reported at K.R. Puram and the area around ITI, lasting about 10 minutes. Much of the rain was received around 10.30 p.m. Heavy rainfall resulted in water logging in several underpasses. Traffic was disrupted at Koramangala, Majestic, and Shantinagar.

Meteorological department officials are expecting rain on Friday and Saturday.

Train hits tree

Rani Chennamma Express (16589), which runs between Bengaluru and Kolhapur, was held up between Dodbele and Nidvanda near Tumakuru on Thursday night for some time after the train hit a tree that had fallen on the railway track.