Rains disrupt traffic on Napoklu-Bhagamandala road

District administration declares holiday for schools, colleges today

Rains disrupt traffic on Napoklu-Bhagamandala road

Heavy rains continued to lash Madikeri, Napoklu, Sampaje, Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Hudikeri, Srimangala, Ammathi, Shanthalli and Shanivarasanthe. However, the intensity of the rainfall had receded compared to Tuesday. The increase in water level in rivers has created flood-like situations in the district.

With the overflow of river Cauvery, Sujyothi and Kannika at Triveni Sangama, movement of vehicles on Napoklu-Bhagamandala were affected.

Boat has been kept ready to provide mode of transportation between Bhagamandala andMadikeri. Divers and home guards have been stationed at Bhagamandala , said Additional DC G Prabhu.

About 36 houses have been partially damaged since June 1. A gruel centre has been opened at Banemotte community hall at Napoklu. The movement of vehicles on a bridge across Lakshmanatheertha was suspended following overflow of the river.

A resident of Bhagamandala said “heavy rains has brought smile on the face of the farmers. The district administration should ensure that there was no major damage in the rainfall.”

Bhagamandala-Talacauvery temple representative K J Bharath said there has been disruption in the power supply.

Meanwhile, the district administration has declared holiday for schools and college on Thursday, said additional DC.

In the last 24 hours, the district has received 83.01 mm rainfall. This includes Madikeri taluk—110.6 mm, Virajept—70.67 mm, Somwarpet—67.77 mm, Madikeri kasaba—63.6 mm, Napoklu—96.4 mm, Sampaje—102 mm, Bhagamandala—180.4 mm, Virajpet kasaba—55.2 mm, Hudikeri—94.2 mm, Srimangala—91.4 mm, and Balele—43 mm.

Chikmagalur

Heavy rains that has been lashing Mudigere has thrown normal life out of gear. In the last 24 hours, Devarunda received 36 mm, Bairapura—37 mm, Kogile—34 mm, Devaramane—36 mm rainfall. Crops have been washed away at Uggehalli.

Electric poles and trees have been uprooted at Guthihalli. A house belonging to Kari Gowda, at Guthihalli was partially damaged. About 10 quintal rice and nine quintal fertilisers stored in the house has been washed away.  Tahsildar visited the house and handed over a compensation of Rs 6,000 to the owner.

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