If you thought that the ongoing demolition drive will stem the flood that inundated several parts of the city recently, let us introduce you to the Bachman-Turner Overdrive song ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’.
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has identified a whopping 174 low lying areas which may turn into a watery nightmare for the residents of these localities.
The KSNDMC has now thrown the ball into the BBMP’s court saying that it was now up to the civic agency to take measures to make sure that these streets don’t get flooded. KSNDMC has done studies on ‘early warning and preparedness measures in managing urban floods in Bengaluru city’ with technology inputs.
It installed around a 100 GPRS enabled telemetric rain gauge sensors and 8 GPRS enabled telemetric weather sensors in city.
A KSNDMC officer said: “We have technically finalised and mapped 174 low lying and flood prone areas in the city with historic studies and BBMP inputs. We have also developed a hydrologic model for Bengaluru urban watershed in technical collaboration with IISC which gives the main surface flow information which causes flooding in the city.”
The highest flood prone areas have been identified in the east zone which compromises mainly the central business district and other parts, mostly occupied by government officials and politicians. East zone has 48 flood prone areas while south zone has 30, Rajrajeshwainagar and Mahadevapura zones have 25, west zone has 22, Bommanhalli has 14 while Dasarahalli and Yelahanaka zones have 5 each respectively.
Meanwhile, BBMP’s storm water drain engineers have identified 159 vulnerable points, out of which, they said, 115 were have been attended.
But KSNDMC data has rung alarm bells among civic engineers.
BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad has already ordered engineers to ensure that no locality is flooded due to encroachment or other reasons. According to BBMP engineers, till date they have spent Rs 32 crore on silt removal, but at many locations weeds and small trees were visible inside drains. The agency also claimed that silt removal work is going on at 39 locations. Prasad told media: “My priority is to see that no area in city is affected with floods. That is the reason why the encroachment removal drive is being conducted near the storm water drains.”
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Abbareddy layout, A Narayanpura, Adarsha junction, Srinivasnagar, Anil Kumble junction, Anjananagara, Arekempannahalli area, Ashok Nagar Signal junction, Ashok Nagar, Museum road, Attur near Dairy Circle, Yelahanka EWS working Colony 3rd stage, Babusapalya, Bagalkunte, Banaswadi, Basavanagara, Begur Kere area, BEML layout in RR Nagar, Benniganahalli railway underpass, Bhuvaneshwari Nagara, Binny Mill tank area, Cottonpete, Bismillanagar, Brindavan Nagar, Broadway road, Chickkabidrikal, Chinappa layout, Cholarpalya, Cholarpalya, Bhakshi Garden, Chowdeshwarinagar, City market area, Cholurpalya, Commissariat road opp Garuda mall, Cox town, Dharmrayswamy Temple ward, DJ Halli, Kasturinagar Down Ramp, Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Dr Rajakumar road South Magadi police station, Frazer Town underpass, Gali Anjaneya temple road, Bapujinagara, Gandhipuram near Whitefield, Ganganagar-Pillappa garden, Gangenahalli East 80 feet road, Geddalahalli Railway Gate, Gurudarshan layout near Doddabommasandra. HAL Airport road, HAL-Talakaveri layout, Hari Nagar, Hebbala-Anandanagara, Hennur Bande, Hosur lashkar road near Potlappa garden, Hosur-Lashkar road at Gajendra Nagar, Hoysalanagara, Indiranagar 80ft road, Jagajeevan Ram Nagar, Janapriya Apartments near Rajarajeshwari temple, Jayachamrajendranagara TV tower, Jayamahal road from Doordarshan Center to JC Nagar, Jayanagar 3rd block LIC Colony, Jeevanahalli under bridge, K R Garden, Kalika Nagara Main road, Kallena Agrahara in Arekere, Kalyananagar 100ft, Kamakshipalya Tank slum area, Kamakshipalya Tank slum area, Kamalanagar, Kamaraja road, Kammannahalli, Kanakanagar, Kempegowdanagar, Kenchenahalli, Kengeri Yellamma temple, Kengunta near Mallathalli, KMF junction near Slum Board compound, Koramangala slum, Kottigepalya, KR circle underpass, Krishna layout, Krishnanagara, Krishnappa Garden behind Byrasandra tank, Kudlu village, Lakshman Rao Nagara, Marappannapalya, Marehahalli tank, Silk Board junction, Mariyanna Palya, Maththikere, Matthikere Tank Market, Mekhri Circle, Metro layout, Sarvabhouma Nagar, MG Road near Mayo Hall junction, Miller Tank, Minerva mill, Okalipuram junction, Mudalpalya, Munireddy layout, Museum road opp Karyappa Bhavan, 1st main 8th cross N R Garden, Nagannanagar, Nandidurga road, Narasimhaswamy layout, Nayandahalli, New Thippasandra, NGEF junction, NGV to HSR layout, ORR near Dell company, Domlur, Padarayanpura, Pai layout, Basavanagara, Pattalamma layout, Pattandur Agrahara near ITPL, Primrose road opp Police Officers mess, Pulakeshinagara, PWD quarters near Wilson Garden, near Kohinoor Granites, Raghavendra slum, Railway under bridge near Kino Theatre, Ramda hotel Opp Chalukya hotel, Ranganatha layout near BHEL circle, Residency Road near Opera junction, Richmond road opp to bus stand, RPC layout, RR layout, Rudrappa Garden, Samrudhinagar, Rukmini Nagara near Magadi road, Sai Baba Ashram, Sampangiram Nagar, Sane Guruvanahalli tank, Sanjaya Gandhi slum area, Sanjeevappa Garden, Sankrappa layout, Sanky road opp to Le Meridian hotel, Sarjapur road, Seppings road, Shankarappa garden Gopalapura, Shankrappa layout near Maruthi Nagar, Shivananda Circle railway under pass, Shivananda junction, Shivanandanagara, Shivanna layout near Halagevaddarahalli, Shivapura Kere, Siddhartha layout, Sindhi Colony junction, Someshwara Colony near Silk Board junction, Sri Hari layout, Subash Nagara, Suranjandas road near Ade, Thippasandra, Triveni Nagar, UB City road, Ulsoor, Vaddara Palya, Venkatareddy nagar near Siddapura, Vidyanikethan School, Byraveshwaranagara near Hagganahalli, Vidyapeeta circle, Vinayaka layout near Nagarabhavi, Vinayaka layout, Vishwa Priya Nagara near Begur Main road, Vittal Nagar, Vittalanagar near Kempegowdanagar, Wilson garden area up to Bannerghatta road, Yelechenahalli, Yeshwanthpur Railway Station,
Credits Bangalore Mirror