“40% Sarkara strikes again” Water enters new metro station, residents experience traffic nightmares

Heavy rain lasting for 30-40 minutes in the evening in eastern and southeastern parts of the city brought traffic to a standstill and left pedestrians struggling on waterlogged stretches for an hour later.

Bengaluru Rains

Parts of Bengaluru witnessed heavy rain on Tuesday evening bringing several localities to a near-standstill. Rainwater entered a newly-inaugurated metro station in Whitefield, with videos showing workers clearing out water from the platform and the ticketing counter.


Some distressed commuters slammed the government and questioned whether the metro infrastructure was ready for inauguration.

Whitefield Rising, a citizen forum of Bengaluru tweeted, “Inside the brand new Nallurhalli Metro station. Water on the platform as well near the ticketing counter. @cpronammametro one rain, and water has seeped inside fully.”