Water level in Karanji tank up

Meanwhile, the compound  inside the Mysore Zoo collapsed last night due to rains. The cleaning of drain that passes through the Zoo was done last week because of which rain water did not enter any enclosure.

Enclosures inundated

Several enclosures were inundated a few months ago following untimely rains. But, the zoo authorities have taken adequate steps to ensure that the water flows outside without any hindrance.

K B Markandaiah, executive director of the Zoo told Deccan Herald that the inflow into the
Karanji Tank has increased by one and a half feet.

The catchment areas of the tank includes Chamundi Hills, Jockey Quarters and adjoining areas. The watch and ward inside the Zoo has been stepped up because of pre-monsoon rains.

Supervision

He is personally monitoring the situation every hour whenever rains occur.
The security personnel have been asked to be more careful during night as rains had been occurring during night.

Wall collapses

He said a portion of the wall towards the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) side collapsed last night due to dumping of construction materials.

This resulted in the stagnation of water and ultimately the wall collapsed.  There has been similar incident near the under-construction bird’s enclosure on the Summer Palace side.

“We are hopeful that there will be no untoward incidents this time. The Zoo personnel are ready to face any emergency situation”, he added.

It shall be recalled that the heavy rains inundated the Zoo last year too, that claimed the live of an animal.

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