Mangaluru: Heavy rains are lashing the city and various parts of the district since Tuesday morning. Rain water is seen royally flowing right on the road in the absence of side drains at some places and also due to accumulation of silt in the existing drains.
Roads have turned into swimming pools right in front of the MCC office at Lalbagh, at Kapikad, Nantur, Attavar, Balmatta and under Padil railway overbridge. The situation is no different on the KS Rao Road and several other places.
In Kudroli, water gushed into some roadside shops. Several business establishments have incurred a huge loss as shops were flooded with rain water inundating goods and articles. Several shops including Arnav Traders, Madhuban Graphis, Mahalasa Hardware, Deepa Associates, Mangalore Health care in the area affected as the water entered inside the shops.
Smooth movement of vehicular traffic was also affected on the NH 66 at Pumpwell and Thokkottu due to the digging of trenches at several places for the flyover works. Buses could not proceed towards State Bank and Kankanady from Pumpwell area causing a lot of inconvenience to the general public.