Manglauru, June 30: Heavy rains lashed the coastal city of Mangaluru and other parts of Dakshina Kannada district today leaving many roads and houses inundated.
The rains have led to widespread damage including uprooting of trees and electric poles leading to power outages, waterlogging and traffic jams.
Many low-lying areas in the city witnessed artificial flood and water entered several houses, thus making it difficult for residents to come out of the house.
Artificial floods occurred in areas like Pumpwell, Ambedkar Circle, Kodialguthu, Kottara Chowki, Attavar, PVS, Kadri Kambala, Adyar, Ekkur, Alake, Panjimogeru, Baikampady industrial area and other areas.
The Rail Under Bridge (RUB) at Padil was inundated, and caused inconvenience to the vehicle users. There was a huge traffic block on the stretch due to waterlogging.
Meanwhile, rainwater entered into the cellars of building complexes, housing shops and other business establishments, exposing the glaring deficiency and lack of proper sewerage system in the rapidly growing city.
An orange alert has been issued for coastal Karnataka, which has been receiving moderate to heavy rains for past few days.
The meteorological department has predicted that coastal belt of Karnataka would receive maximum rainfall during this monsoon season.
The rains prompted residents to take to social media to complain about potholes and flooding due to poor infrastructure and failing drainage systems.