Heavy rain continues to batter Bengaluru, with many areas submerged amid flood-like conditions, prompting authorities to send rafts to evacuate people. The most affected areas include Bellandur, Sarjapura Road, Whitefield, Outer Ring Road, and BEML Layout.

Netizens shared visuals from the Karnataka capital after hours of rain flooded many areas. In the Spice Garden area of Marathahalli, two-wheelers were seen floating. The road from Spice Garden to Whitefield has been blocked due to severe waterlogging.

Even some premium societies are facing flooding for the first time. The residents have sought Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s help.

Traffic was majorly impacted on the Outer Ring Road, which also connects the city to the tech parks located on the outskirts of Bengaluru. ORR Bellandur near Eco Space saw major flooding as rainwater overflowed from stormwater drains onto the street.

Meanwhile, local security guards came to the rescue of commuters who got stuck on waterlogged roads.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on the other hand, has predicted heavy rain for Karnataka till September 9. Heavy rain is predicted for Bengaluru, three districts of coastal Karnataka, and hilly regions of the state. A yellow warning has been issued to Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Chikmagalur districts between September 5 and 9.

Fishermen have been told not to venture into the sea as dangerous, speedy winds are predicted. The rains are expected to pound the northern districts of Bidar, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri, and Davanagere for the next four days.

The capital city has been facing heavy rains over the past week, and several regions, especially in IT corridors, have witnessed inundation. Thousands of houses have been inundated across Bengaluru, and authorities have said that encroachments blocking the flow of floodwater will be removed on a war footing.

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