September 20, 2022

As roads resulting in Bengaluru’s Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA) have been waterlogged as a result of heavy rains throughout the town on Monday evening, cabs and personal autos have been stranded forcing some passengers to rely upon different modes of transport. In a video shared on social media, a tractor was seen ferrying passengers to the airport as taxis refused to drive via flooding waters.

In accordance with Bangalore Worldwide Airport Restricted (BIAL), 20 departing flights between 5.30 pm and 11.59 pm have been delayed as a consequence of climate situations and low visibility. “Flights have resumed regular operations since then,” a BIAL spokesperson instructed The Indian Categorical.

The airport space obtained 178.3 mm rain on Monday evening in keeping with India Meteorological Division (IMD). The airport authorities say that because the operations of the airport started, that is the primary time it has seen such unprecedented rain on a single day.


“A really heavy downpour of unprecedented rain on the night of Monday brought on waterlogging in components of the Kerb aspect of Kempegowda Worldwide Airport. Since its begin of operations in 2008, the airport has not seen such unprecedented rain on a single day,” mentioned the spokesperson.

“Although the drainage system within the Kerb space is working nicely, the sudden high-intensity rain brought on waterlogging for a brief period. Our crew was instantly pressed into motion and the difficulty has been resolved. There was waterlogging at one of many junctions and our visitors workers have been current to re-direct visitors,” the spokesperson added.

The Bengaluru airport police together with groups from the BIAL have been on obligation diverting the autos and making different preparations for the stranded passengers.


DCP Bengaluru North East Division, CK Baba, mentioned: “Water inundated the taxi lanes and disrupted service on the airport. Now all of the roads are clear for visitors.”

Bengaluru has been witnessing heavy rainfall, inflicting flood-like conditions throughout the town for the previous couple of days. The rain is more likely to proceed until October 15 because the IMD has issued a yellow alert within the metropolis. The IMD has predicted heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning for Tuesday too.

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