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Bengaluru
05 Sep 2017

Bengaluru: Robot excavators arriving soon to save flooded city

BBMP to procure robot excavators Bengaluru

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is soon going to procure multi-purpose robot excavators to dredge and clean the clogged drains of the flooded city.

BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said they have submitted a Rs. 2cr proposal to acquire the robot excavators.

He added dredging processes could be completed quickly by using such machines so that normalcy returns to the city soon.

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BBMP to procure robot excavators Bengaluru
Heavy rains batter the city; civic authorities plan rescue operations

Bengaluru

Heavy rains batter the city; civic authorities plan rescue operations

Bengaluru receives an average of 120mm rainfall in August every year, but this time it received 249.21mm.

It has already received a heavy rainfall of 86mm in the first three days of September.

While almost every part of the city is affected, Hosur-Sarjapur Road (HSR) Layout and Shantinagar were the worst hit; sewage system in HSR Layout can handle only 8mm of rainfall.

BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad's statement

BBMP Manjunath Commissioner Prasad said: "We had identified properties that encroached upon storm water drainages in the city and cleared 1,255 of them. The drive for the remaining properties will resume soon."

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