On July 2, a loud boom has once again shaken the whole of Bengaluru. Just after 12:30 pm, some residents of the city took to Twitter to share that they heard a loud ‘thud’ and a ‘boom’ sound. As per the tweets, the sound was heard in the Sarjapur area, JP Nagar, Benson Town, Ulsoor, ISRO Layout, HSR Layout, South Bengaluru, and East Bengaluru.
Interestingly, a similar boom sound was heard last year in May in Bengaluru itself. While some residents had described it as a ‘thunderous noise’, others had said they felt tremors, with their windowpanes rattling for as long as five seconds.
Last year, the sound was heard in places like Cooke Town, Vivek Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Hosur Road, HAL, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, Kammanahalli, CV Raman Nagar, Whitefield, and HSR Layout in the city.
This time the supersonic boom was muted in some areas, while some residents shared that their windows rattled due to the impact of the sound. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has said that none of its flights made the noise.
Here’s what netizens have to say about the ‘sonic boom’:
— Bangalore Times (@BangaloreTimes1) July 2, 2021
Loud noise heard in South Bengaluru. Officials checking if it's another sonic boom from an IAF jet. Similar perhaps to what happened in May last year. https://t.co/gHF6dQkrj2
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 2, 2021
@Prodef_blr , I thought for a moment something heavy landed on my apartment tarrace followed by rattling of doors and windows. Expecting a statement – well outside blr air space .. supersonic profile testing .. hmm , does the city have any noise abatement policy ? #sonicboom
— Deepak Baliga (@deepakbaliga) July 2, 2021
A very loud sound heard in #Bengaluru around 12.23. Really loud.
Any clues as to what it was?
— Maya Sharma (@MayaSharmaNDTV) July 2, 2021
Another sonic boom, must be a jet breaking the sound barrier. Doesn't it happen every now and then in Bengaluru?
— Debanish Achom (@journeybasket) July 2, 2021
That annual Bengaluru ritual where a loud sound shakes window panes and doors, which would late be identified as #SonicBoom, just happened. I’d like to believe it’s just someone farting with loudspeakers on. 😒
— Ajith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) July 2, 2021
— Shreesh Pant (@shreeshpant) July 2, 2021
— Tara Krishnaswamy (@tarauk) July 2, 2021
@HALHQBLR @DRDO_India What is actually happening? The doors in my home and floor shook like we felt an earthquake but it's surely another #sonicboom from a Jet breaking the sound barrier… @tv9kannada @publictvnews
— Karthik Acharya (@karthikacharyaa) July 2, 2021
Bangalore folks, did you guys hear it?