“Who needs a wonderla, a water amusement park when entire #bangalore can we be water park! Thanks for #bbmp , it takes lot of efforts and dedication to turn a city into a floating city!” a twitter user going by the name “anonymous!@Died_Democracy” said in a tweet.
Who needs a wonderla , a water amusement park when entire #bangalore can we be water park!Thanks for #bbmp , it ta… https://t.co/Opy7IoqXKI
— anonymous! (@Died_Democracy) 1662363541000
Anirban Sanyal, another twitter user, shared a picture of a water-logged city airport, and had a swipe at the state of infrastructure.
“State of affairs in #BengaluruAirport today. I feel like crying seeing the state of infra in India. This is beyond shame,” he said in a tweet.
Karma@iambhutia touched upon the 40 per cent commission charge against the ruling BJP.
“When contractors have to pay 40% cost of project as bribe to the ministers and officers – this is what you get,” the user said, while uploading a picture of vehicles wading through an inundated road.
Discover the stories of your interest
IT industry veteran TV Mohan Das Pai uploaded a video, titled “Pls see in Bengaluru,” showing a man dressed up as Lord Ganesh and wading through near knee-deep water, even as traffic was seen crawling in the background. A number of twitter users responded to him, most speaking out against the lack of infrastructure in the city.
While a twitter user, Rajiva Bhushan Sahay blamed “massive deforestation” and road heights going up “illegally” with “illegal” high rises, another handle on the micro-blogging site, Chris_cruz@lycos.com felt the only solution is to reclaim all lakes and remove encroachments.
There were some hilarious and sarcastic posts too.
For instance, a twitter handle with the name Gautam (@gautyou) said the tractors were back in posh layouts like Sunny Brooks and suggested resident welfare associations to invest in these vehicles as an alternative mode of transport during rains while @CitizenKamran, another twitter user, ‘thanked’ Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for turning the city to “European Standards.” “Indiranagar has started to look like Venice,” he sarcastically remarked.
Rescuers pull out a car from flooded Rainbow Drive Layout https://t.co/apWIySQMXi
— Gautam (@gautyou) 1662398860000
Chetan Krishna @ckchetanck said, “thanks to bbmp and @BJP4Karnataka now every apartment in Bengaluru is a lake view apartment.
A number of users complained about the lack of focus on building proper infrastructure over the years for a city that hosts world’s top IT companies.
Other social media were also flooded with videos and memes on the Bengaluru floods.