Heavy rains lashed Mysuru playing spoilsport to the Dasara celebrations. Areas like Srirampura Layout, Bogadi have turned into an island. The Srirampura Layout that is located in the heart of the city has been marooned. People are literally locked inside their houses as the road in front of their houses has been inundated. Residents, speaking to TV crews narrated how they were trapped in their own houses. The rainwater has entered some of the houses in the low-lying areas. Similar was the situation in Kanakagiri Layout. But here instead of complaining, people were seen enjoying swimming competitions in the waterlogged canal. The fire personnel have rushed to the area and are pumping out water from the area. Besides, they have shifted the residents to a nearby area in boats.
ಮೈಸೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಾತ್ರಿ ಸುರಿದ ಮಳೆಯಿಂದ ಉಕ್ಕುತ್ತಿರುವ ಹಿನಕಲ್ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣಿ! ಕಾರಣ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯವರ ಆಪ್ತ ಪಾಪಣ್ಣ ರಾಜಾ ಕಾಲುವೆ ಹಾಗು ಮೋರಿಯನ್ನೂ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ! pic.twitter.com/Uy3VRqegz9— Pratap Simha (@mepratap) September 27, 2017
Residents of Bogadi were cursing the Mysuru City Corporation as their houses were marooned after the Bogadi tank breached due to heavy rain. Even the Chamundi Hills stairway looked like waterfalls of sorts. This has upset many who usually climb up the stairs to reach the Chamundi Temple. During dasara, devotees prefer to climb the staircase but with heavy rainwater gushing down the stairways, devotees have been stranded at the foothills.
The Open Street, scheduled to be inaugurated on the seventh day of Dasara, September 27, had to be postponed due to the heavy rains.