BENGALURU, Sep. 6, 2022 (TBINN)
With Bengaluru reeling under severe waterlogging due to incessant heavy rains, many I.T. professionals in India’s Silicon Valley resorted to tractors to reach their work-places. One place in the district, Yemalur, close to H.A.L. Airport, is submerged in water.
Resultantly, many employees of I.T. companies living in the area took tractors to reach their offices. It is altogether a new experience for the I.T. professionals in the city taking tractor rides. We cannot take so many leaves from the office, our work is getting affected. We are awaiting tractors to drop us for Rs 50, a woman working in an I.T. firm told the Press.
Meanwhile, Karnataka’s Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the government has decided to release Rs 300 crore to manage the flood-situation in the city. The state government has decided to release Rs 600 crore to manage the rain and flood-situation across the state. To restore damaged infra-structure like roads, electric poles, transformers, schools etc., Rs 300 crore has been kept for Bengaluru alone, Bommai underlined.
This is the highest rainfall in the last 32 years since 1992-93, Chief Minister said, adding thst 164 lakes in Bengaluru have filled up with water.