Flooding in Yelahanka in Bengaluru

Several areas in the north and north-west of Bengaluru were battered by heavy rains on November 21 evening. Apart from basements of several apartments getting flooded, rain water inundated several homes in many localities in Yelahanka zone and parts of Mahadevapura zone. According to initial reports, the Singapura lake, Amanikere lake, and Allalasandra lake have overflowed and transformed roads in the vicinity into rivulets. Several houses were inundated, with residents unable to get out of their homes. Among the areas affected by the rains was Manyata Tech Park, one of the largest tech parks in north Bengaluru, which was flooded. Some employees had to return home as they were unable to reach their office buildings. Water from the Amanikere lake flooded Kendriya Vihar in Yelahanka. Residents claimed that the basement of all eight blocks of the apartment complex had nearly four feet of water. Police, fire and emergency service personnel, and locals joined hands to help 603 families who were rescued in rafts on November 22 morning. Power supply to the complex has been cut off.