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Floods at Bengaluru airport: ‘Concretisation’ and poor planning to blame, say experts

Floods at Bengaluru airport: 'Concretisation' and poor planning to blame, say experts

On October 11, Bengaluru received heavy rains disrupting the normal life across the city. The road leading to the busy Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) was also waterlogged.

Government buses, private cabs were stranded near the airport due to flooding. In a video shared on social media, a tractor was seen ferrying passengers to the airport as cab drivers refused to take passengers to the airport terminal due to waterlogging.

According to Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), 20 departing flights between 5:30 to 11:50 pm were delayed due to weather conditions and low visibility.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the airport area received 178.3 mm rain on Monday night. According to officials at BIAL, this is the first time it has seen such unprecedented rain in a single day since the airport began its operations in 2008.

However, experts have raised questions about the drainage system at the airport.


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