On September 11, a yellow alert has been announced for the coastal districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, Bagalkote, Belgaum, Bidar, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga.
On September 12, the Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert for all coastal districts and Bagalkot, Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Kalaburagi and Koppal districts.
Castlerock in Uttara Kannada district received 12 cm of rain from Friday night to Saturday morning, Kottigehara in Chikkamagalur district 8 cm, Ankola in Uttara Kannada district and Londa in Belgaum district received 7 cm each.
Torrential rains, people’s lives are disrupted
Vijaypur: Heavy rains lashed the city on Saturday evening, causing heavy water to flow in the low-lying areas and disrupt the life of the people.
It rained heavily from 5 to 6 in the evening. M.G. Road, Shahapete and other low-lying areas were knee-deep in water and traffic was stopped for some time. A lot of water entered the shops on Shikarkhane road and the goods were damaged. The owner of the Shanteswar electrical shop on the same road expressed pain over the rain water ingress and damage.
The hotel next to Siddeshwar Gudi was also in trouble due to water ingress. Many shopkeepers closed their business. M.G. Near the Basaveshwar Circle on the road, even till 8 pm, the water did not fully drain away, so the motorists were stranded.
Bridge washed away, Paradata
Muski: The bridge road connecting Muski-Venkatapura village has been washed away by the rain water and traffic has come to a standstill.
Students are struggling to go to schools and colleges due to road connectivity. Rural people are coming to the town by bikes and autos on the narrow road. A few days ago, the bridge road was washed away by rain water and the traffic was stopped for three or four days. Due to the delay in the bridge repair work, the villagers joined together to repair the bridge road. There was an argument between the supporters of MLA Basana Gowda Thuruvihal’s brother Siddana Gowda Thuruvihal and TAPAM’s former president Shivanna Nayak regarding the issue of bridge road repair.
The bridge road has been washed away again by the recent rains. Although the traffic has stopped, the officials of the concerned department, legislators and other people’s representatives are sitting blindly. Residents of Venkatapur village alleged that they did not listen to the plight of the people.
Clear the encroachment of Rajkaluve and lake
Chamarajanagar: Encroachment of all the canals and lakes in the district should be cleared decisively. The district in-charge minister V. Somanna warned the officials.
He presided over the meeting of the officials in the presence of MLAs regarding the damage caused by the rain and flood in the district and the remedial measures in the city’s GIP hall.
Due to unprecedented rain in recent days, houses and crops have been damaged a lot in the district. A lot of problems have arisen especially in the royal canals as the water does not flow smoothly. Thus, the royal canals should clear the encroachment of the lakes. The Minister in charge of the district directed to start the work of modernization and repair of Raj canals and repair of damaged lakes immediately.
A task force should be formed with the opinion and cooperation of the local legislators to work on the conservation, development and clearance of lakes and canals, including the District Collector, Chief Executive Officer of the GIP, and the District Superintendent of Police. He directed that this task force should supervise the lake, canal encroachment and development.