Steps taken to shift families to safer places

DC appeals to tourists to postpone their visits to flood prone areas

 Talking to reporters after inspecting the flood situation and the protective measures taken at the Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala on Wednesday, he said low-lying areas in Karadigodu, Nelyaudikeri and Gonikoppal have been flooded, and steps have been taken to shift families to safer places and to open gruel centres (ganji kendra) for them.

The officials and personnel of Revenue Department are busy in taking compensatory steps for the incidents occurring in hobli-levels. All Revenue Inspectors have been given walky-talkies, and the district administration is getting reports from them every hour. This helps to send assistance to any place immediately, the DC said.

All Gram Panchayats, PW Department and the Engineering Department of the Zilla Panchayat have been instructed to take steps to clear the trees fallen across the roads whenever necessitates, he added.

Steps will be taken to construct a permanent shed for the Home Guards working in Bhagamandala. The Home Guards have been asked to construct a temporary shelter for this year. The ZP Engineering Department, PWD and the Chescom have been asked to submit reports on rain loss, Gowda informed.

Warning messages have been sent to those residing on the banks of rivers Cauvery and Lakshmanateertha. The City Municipal Council is responding to the rain woes in Madikeri city, he said.

Sub-divisional Officer Akram Pasha said steps will be taken to shift some houses in dangerous places of Karadigodu and Nelyahudikeri to safer place permanently. “The locals have also been warned that they will not be entitled to any compensation from the government if they do not evacuate their houses even after getting the district administrations’s instruction,” he said.

The Deputy Commissioner appealed the tourists to postpone their visits to flood-prone places in the wake of increased rainfall in the district.

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