Heavy rain pounds Bengaluru; monsoon to arrive in two days

Heavy rain pounds Bengaluru; monsoon to arrive in two days

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-04 19:57 Bengaluru: South Bengaluru was lashed by heavy rain on Saturday, with the downpour uprooting trees, causing water-logging, and throwing traffic out of gear at several places.The Met department termed the rain, which began at 2pm, as "pre-monsoon showers". "There will be thunderstorms tomorrow as well. Monsoon will start in two or three days,” said Sundar Metri, Director, IMD.The BBMP control room received more than 100 calls and more than 50 rain-related complaints. Cases of water-logging were reported from low lying regions of Bilekahalli, Vijaya Bank Colony, Bannerghata Road, ISRO Layout at Vittala Nagar, Chandra Nagar Kumarswamy Layout, Muneshwar Temple near Hosakerehalli.Movement of traffic was also affected on Bannerghatta Road for more than an hour due to a tree-fall. Richmond Road, Tin factory, Inner Ring Road, JC Road, Old Madras Road, and Kasturi Nagar also noticed bumper-to-bumper traffic.