Bengaluru airport flooded after heavy rains, passengers take tractor to catch flight. Watch

By Livemint
Road to the Kempegowda International Airport was waterlogged due to heavy rainfall (Representational image).

The heavy downpour on Monday, not only brought the Bengaluru airport to a standstill, but also exposed the lack of preparedness and planning of the civic agencies once again.

Road to the Kempegowda International Airport was waterlogged due to heavy rainfall, making it difficult for the passengers to reach the airport.

Several taxis were stranded on the roads leading to the terminals as hundreds of passengers waited with luggage.

In clips shared by passengers on Twitter, it can be seen that they are forced to take tractor ride to airport to catch their flights.

Following the heavy rain, a man was killed due to a short circuit in a house that was flooded, in the Konappana Agrahara limits of Bengaluru.

"There were two people in the house, the second person managed to escape unhurt," said Dr Sanjeev M Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police - West Division, Bengaluru City.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has also predicted isolated heavy rains over Coastal and South Interior Karnataka till 15 October.

Netizens have shared videos of the flooded airport on social media, which have now gone viral.


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