Tuesday, October 25, 2005

DOOM!! One month of horror....

Bangalore. The one city which has been like a getaway for people who suffered different types of natural fury. Now, under the rule of our new CM, it has been a disaster. The main cause of all this? One month of continued torrential rain. Headlights on at 4 PM, crowded bus stations, crowded service stations, frantic phone calls pouring into BMP authorities and 87mm of rainfall was what Bangalore experienced on 25th Oct '05.

Well, Torrential rain? Don't be surprised with this phrase. Torrential rains are supposed to occur around the Brazil and other tropical countries like that right? I am having a very strange feeling that I can confirm what some geologists said after the Tsunami that the earth has changed its inclination. WEll, yes, maybe bangalore is now exposed to that region. Maybe thats the cause of all the low pressure regions and depressions.

Yesterday (25th Oct' 05) has been a day in Bangy, quite similar to 9/11 situations. As usual, the BMP, Fire personnel and other rescue teams were under prepared. Water all over the place. WE could see cars stalling anywhere and everywhere. Bikers had the toughest time. Roads collapsing, let alone the buildings. Low lying areas are grid-locked in water.

Our New CM is one real piece of crap. There no more exist any roads in Bangalore. Well, maybe a handful still exist!! :o. Shocking but true. MGs, Brigades and Airport road are some to name some. All other roads are ever growing grave-yards. Poor lighting, poor drainage and inadequate planning all add up to citizens' woes. MEG, RAF and other Army services have been called upon.

Now, the climax of this whole movie is yet to be expected. Touch-wood, there are no epidemic outbursts as of now. But this is the one major sword hanging above the heads of all of us (Bangy's citizens). One corner of our mind says that its OK and we will be safe once it stops raining. But even as I am wrapping up this post, concerns are rising high and the atmosphere is more than tense. When I started this post, it was sunny and bright, bringing hope to all of us. Now it is dark, like the twilight hour!!. The met dept. also has strange confidence in their prediction that this sorta weather will continue for another couple of days at least.

Will keep you all Bangy folks outta there updated with another post in the next few days.

Todays Song: Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen (Kishore Kumar)


Akshay said...

Rains till 4th of November are confirmed but not as much as it had, the water tank upstairs is getting empty hopefully things will be normal soon :)

Kelvin said...

Kia Ora (Hello) from a krazy blogger down-under in New Zealand. I found your blog interesting reading - a totally different culture to NZ. I'll be back....