With Bengaluru reeling under severe waterlogging due to incessant heavy rains, many IT professionals in India’s Silicon Valley resorted to tractors to reach their workplaces.
Yemalur, which is close to the HAL Airport, has been submerged in water. Many employees of IT companies living in the area on Monday took tractors to reach their offices. It is an altogether new experience for the IT professionals in the city to take tractor rides.
“We cannot take so many leaves from the office, our work is getting affected. We are awaiting tractors to drop us for Rs 50,” said a woman working in an IT firm.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has assured IT companies of a discussion on the estimated loss of Rs 225 crore due to rain and waterlogging in Bengaluru. He said that he would call and discuss the damages and compensation borne by them due to rain and waterlogging in the state capital.
“We will call the IT companies and speak with them related to the issues that they are facing due to waterlogging. We will also discuss the compensation and other related damages that have been caused due to rain,” said Bommai. It comes after the IT companies asked the Chief Minister to solve the outer ring road issue.
Waterlogging has led to traffic jams and disruptions in Bengaluru.