Schools in parts of Bengaluru to remain closed tomorrow as flood batters city, puts life out of gear
Bengaluru/IBNS: Schools in parts of Bengaluru will remain closed on Wednesday as the city grapples with unprecedented floods that have ravaged it for three straight days.
Rapid and unplanned urbanisation has led to massive floods that have hit many parts of the country's IT capital.
Information Technology Minister Ashwat Narayan will hold a meeting with IT Sectors in the Vidhan Sabha at 5 pm on Wednesday to discuss the flood in the IT corridor, media reports have said.
Parts of the city that have global companies and start-ups are underwater.
Operations have continued unaffected as most organisations, which have a hybrid work environment, asked employees to log in from home.
Torrential rains for two consecutive days have created wreckage in the city, especially on its IT Corridor and the arterial roads.
In nearby residential areas, most of the roads are submerged leaving water and electricity lines snapped. Tractors have been pressed into service to rescue residents in some of the posh housing colonies.
Dramatic videos of rescues, flooded roads and houses, and submerged expensive cars made the rounds of social media throughout the day.
Flight operations at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport, which were affected due to the heavy rainfall, have returned to normal.