Written by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath
A jewelry store in Bengaluru’s Malleswaram reportedly suffered huge losses after the gold ornaments and furniture in the store got washed away, after several minutes of rain. According to The News Minute, the losses came up to Rs. 2.5 Crores, due to the flood water inside the store.
The report said that Nihaan Fashion Jewelry in Sampige Road was below ground level and on May 21, the area saw a heavy rain for several minutes. The owners of the store Sanju and Priya Reddy were inside the store when the rain lashed the area and had to step out of the store to save their lives. The entire store got flooded in a few minutes, resulting in the loss of gold ornaments and some furniture. However, the owners and staff were able to protect some of the jewelry which was placed on the top shelves of the store.
Meanwhile, the owners of the jewelry store blamed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the loss as the civic body’s white topping increased the height of the road, which led to flooding of the store after a few minutes of rain.
Speaking with the publication, one of the store owners said, “Nobody from the BBMP visited the store to check and inquire about the damage caused due to rain. We are worried about the situation in monsoons.”
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah on Tuesday ordered the officials to get ready for monsoon and fix the civic issues across the state.