Karnataka IT Minister to Discuss Bengaluru Flood with Software Vendors


As the incessant rains continued in Silicon City Bengaluru, the Minister of Computing and Information Technology, CN Aswathanarayana called a meeting of the representatives of the heads of several software companies at 5pm on Wednesday to discuss the issues. created in the city due to unprecedented rain.

Chief Secretary of State Government, Chief Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Authority Officials, Urban Development Department Officials and City Commissioner of Police will attend this meeting to be held in the Vidhansouda conference room.

He has previously said that businessmen can talk freely about the problems they face due to rain.

He informed ANI that executives or representatives of companies like Infosys, Wipro, Emphasis, Nasscom, Goldman Sachs, Intel, TCS, Philips, Sonata Software and other companies will attend the meeting.

Participants will discuss the issues they face in the meeting. In addition, the Commissioner General of the BBMP will present a PPT on the problems of the city.

The state minister said the state government is sincerely trying to solve the problems faced by the businesses.

As Bengaluru continues to witness severe waterlogging due to heavy downpours, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been deployed to rescue people from a flooded residential society in the town.

Residents of Bengaluru continued to bear the brunt of severe waterlogging as water has yet to recede from roads and lanes after the downpour.

Many parts of the state are experiencing flood-like situations due to heavy rains.

As Bengaluru reeled from severe waterlogging due to incessant heavy rains on Monday, many IT professionals in India’s Silicon Valley resorted to tractors to get to work.

Yemalur, which is close to HAL airport, was submerged in water.

Many employees of IT companies living in the region took tractors to their offices on Monday.

However, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday blamed the state’s previous Congress government for the current situation in the city.

Speaking to reporters here, Bommai said: “Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, has received unprecedented rains. This type of rain has not come in the past 90 years. All the reservoirs are full and they are overflowing. “It’s raining continuously. Even today it’s raining.”

He said: “It happened because of the misadministration and the totally unplanned administration of the previous Congress government. It was the result of the mis administration of the Congress government. They never thought to maintain the lakes. They gave permission right, left and center of the lakes and buffer zone.”

“The Chief Minister said that the administration was working around the clock to solve the problem of congestion in the city. He said that control rooms had been set up to solve the problems.

Earlier in July, Karnataka suffered heavy flooding due to rains, after which rescue missions and relief works had to be carried out. Chief Minister Bommai also had to seek financial assistance from the Center.

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