Bengaluru rains: Roads to airport flooded, passengers take tractor to catch flights


As roads resulting in Bengaluru’s Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA) had been waterlogged because of the heavy rains throughout town on Monday night time, cabs and personal automobiles had been stranded forcing some passengers to depend upon various modes of transport. In a video shared on social media, a tractor was seen ferrying passengers to the airport as taxis refused to drive by way of flooding waters.

Based on Bangalore Worldwide Airport Restricted (BIAL), 20 departing flights between 5.30 pm and 11.59 pm had been delayed because of climate situations and low visibility. “Flights have resumed regular operations since then,” a BIAL spokesperson informed The Indian Specific.

The airport space obtained 178.3 mm rain on Monday night time in response to India Meteorological Division (IMD). The airport authorities say that for the reason that operations of the airport started, that is the primary time it has seen such unprecedented rain on a single day.


“A really heavy downpour of unprecedented rain on the night of Monday precipitated waterlogging in elements of the Kerb aspect of Kempegowda Worldwide Airport. Since its begin of operations in 2008, the airport has not seen such unprecedented rain on a single day,” mentioned the spokesperson.

“Although the drainage system within the Kerb space is working nicely, the sudden high-intensity rain precipitated waterlogging for a brief length. Our staff was instantly pressed into motion and the problem has been resolved. There was waterlogging at one of many junctions and our site visitors employees had been current to re-direct site visitors,” the spokesperson added.

The Bengaluru airport police together with groups from the BIAL had been on obligation diverting the automobiles and making various preparations for the stranded passengers.


DCP Bengaluru North East Division, CK Baba, mentioned: “Water inundated the taxi lanes and disrupted service on the airport. Now all of the roads are clear for site visitors.”

Bengaluru has been witnessing heavy rainfall, inflicting flood-like conditions throughout town for the previous couple of days. The rain is more likely to proceed until October 15 because the IMD has issued a yellow alert within the metropolis. The IMD has predicted heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning for Tuesday too.


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