September 27, 2022

Authorities within the Indian metropolis of Bengaluru have used tractors to rescue residents of posh housing estates marooned by floods, which killed a minimum of one individual.

Military groups had been despatched in after two days of torrential rain in India’s “Silicon Valley” throughout an unusually moist monsoon, which has introduced 162 p.c extra rainfall than common since June 1.

“Issues are dangerous. Please take care,” Gaurav Munjal, founding father of the SoftBank-backed schooling expertise agency Unacademy, mentioned on Twitter after he, his household and his canine had been rescued on a tractor.

With metropolis streets submerged and site visitors in chaos, many corporations requested workers to do business from home. Some metropolis residents struggled to empty flooded basements and retailers, video footage confirmed.

“Our companies are very closely depending on individuals on the road – our supply companions – and getting that sorted is the highest precedence,” mentioned a co-founder of a startup unicorn, who didn’t need himself and the corporate to be named.

Even earlier than the rains, the street and transportation infrastructure system of town had been dangerous, mentioned Ok Ganesh, an entrepreneur and promoter of corporations Bigbasket and HomeLane, amongst others.

“I hope this serves as a wake-up name to everybody.”

Floodwaters receded on Wednesday, permitting regular life to renew in elements of town after two days of incessant rain. Environmentalists have blamed the flooding on poor city planning.

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