Many roads in Bengaluru were submerged into the water and this prompted many employees of IT companies living nearby to ride tractors and JCB to their offices.
Traveling to the office on a Tractor
The flood situation in several parts of rain hit Bengaluru continued to remain the same on Tuesday, with streets waterlogged, and houses and vehicles partially submerged, as torrential downpours lashed the capital city on September 5 night.
With severe waterlogging in Bengaluru after heavy rainfall, many IT professionals in the city were forced to take tractor rides to reach their workplaces.
I took an Uber 📱🚖 then a Tractor 🚜 and then a dirt motorcycle to reach office.
Sharing some amazing experience with you all pic.twitter.com/9JHkmo33a7
— DID intern ⚛️ (@bhushan_vikram) September 5, 2022
“I came by tractor as roads are all submerged in water, also our vehicles are under water… I have exams from tomorrow, so I have to go to school,” a girl dressed in a school uniform said.
“Water has not receded, as there was rain once again last night (Monday), in fact, I feel it has increased. I have to go to the office, kids have schools, and I somehow used a tractor today. Request the government and authorities to do something and restore normalcy,” an office goer said.
UpGrad CEO Travels on a tractor
CEO of Edtech Unicorn upGrad, Arjun Mohan also shared a similar experience of him going to work on a tractor amid heavy rain in Bengaluru.
Taking to LinkedIn, Arjun Mohan wrote, “I had to walk 7 km, take a tractor to cross waist-deep water and hitch rides from passing bikers to reach office.
He further said that the entire area around Bellandur and Outer Ring Road is submerged and apartments are without power and water.
“Quite an adventurous day and looks like Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Karnataka government have decided to do everything to keep us healthy with all the walking. Bellandur is home to some of the biggest tech brands in the World. Their Indian HQ with the best coders is located here and the area contributes to double-digit % of India’s software exports. It’s also one of the fastest growing clusters for product companies in India,” Mohan wrote on LinkedIn.
Unacademy CEO Gaurav Munjal also shared a similar incident on Twitter.
Family and my Pet Albus has been evacuated on a Tractor from our society that’s now submerged. Things are bad. Please take care. DM me if you need any help, I’ll try my best to help. pic.twitter.com/MYnGgyvfx0
— Gaurav Munjal (@gauravmunjal) September 6, 2022
Some even took the help of JCB to go from one place to another. Here’s the video:
— Debadas Pradhan (@pradhandebadas) September 6, 2022
#Bengaluru: A two wheeler struck in water being removed using JCB. Traffic on outer ring road came to stand still on Monday due to heavy flooding of water in front of Eco space tech park after heavy rain on Sunday night. #bengalururains pic.twitter.com/jpR2kspbIM
— TOI Bengaluru (@TOIBengaluru) September 5, 2022