Larger companies, including food tech service Swiggy and investment bank Goldman Sachs, have asked their employees to work from home. Small businesses and offices have also asked their staff to switch to work-from-home mode.
Meanwhile, several schools in the city have again turned to online mode due to flooding and damaged roads. Other schools are expected to connect in the coming days.
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“As the monsoon continues to wreak havoc on the city’s overstretched and weakened infrastructure, we returned to school online this week. Internet and power shortages, treacherous and potholed roads and resulting traffic jams are keeping our teachers and students at home, but not without learning,” Inventure Academy, a school in Whitefield, said on Wednesday. Only a few months have passed since school returned to normal mode after covid-focused online teaching.
However, employees and parents have expressed concern that the work-from-home mode and online learning may not work well as the city also experiences frequent power outages and loss of connectivity.
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Chief Minister Bommai, meanwhile, said the government would respond to the concerns raised by the companies and discuss compensation and other related damages that were caused due to the rain.