India's IT city Bangalore has been in a flood-like situation due to the continuous heavy rains for the last few days. In view of this, a school holiday has been declared in the affected parts of the city on Wednesday. Along with this, companies have instructed their employees to work from home. Relief teams are constantly mobilizing to rescue people from the flood affected areas. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru and other districts like Kodagu, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur. Many private schools have declared holidays and started online classes for a few days, while many companies have suggested that employees work from home.
Information Technology Minister CN Ashwath Narayan has called a meeting of heads/representatives of various IT companies at 5 pm today to discuss the problems arising due to rains. In which the Chief Secretary of Karnataka, Chief Commissioner of BBMP, officials of Bengaluru Jal Board, officials of Urban Development Department and Police Commissioner of Bengaluru city will also be involved.
Heads/representatives of IT companies like Infosys, Wipro, Mphasis, Nasscom, Goldman Sachs, Intel, TCS, Philips, Sonata Software etc. will attend the meeting. During this, the Chief Commissioner will present a PPT on the problems of the city and the road map ahead for the city.