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Karnataka rains: Holidays for schools and colleges in some districts

August 30, 2022

As heavy rains lash Karnataka, a holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in some parts of the state.

In Bengaluru, where the rain has left several areas flooded and nearly inaccessible, a holiday was declared on August 30. Bengaluru Urban DC, K Srinivas who assessed the situation announced a holiday on August 29.

In the early hours on Tuesday, parts of Bengaluru’s Outer-ring-Road which connects most of the City’s IT corridor was rendered inaccessible due to heavy water clogging. Similarly, areas such as Bilekahalli and Bommanahalli were flooded, rendering the roads inaccessible for residents to travel.

Heavy rains lashed parts of South Bengaluru on Monday night as well leaving the low-lying areas around Kengeri and Kanakapura Road waterlogged. According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) Bengaluru Urban received 124 mm of rain on Monday.

For Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological department has predicted a few spells of light to moderate rain/thundershowers heavy at times very likely. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 25 and 21 Degree Celsius respectively.  

The Bengaluru-Mysuru highway was also inundated, bringing traffic to a grinding halt. Traffic movement was stopped on this stretch and the traffic police were forced to direct traffic to the other roads.

Earlier this week, educational institutions remained shut this week due to very heavy rainfall, in Mysuru-Mandya region as well. Schools and colleges in Mysuru and Mandya will remain shut on Tuesday as well. 

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