Rains pound N-K, hit road connectivity

Last Updated 26 August 2014, 20:03 IST

Many places in North Karnataka have received heavy rains in the last few days.

The showers in Bagalkot city are said to be the highest since the beginning of the season. It rained for an hour in the evening, causing inconvenience to those returning home from schools, colleges and workplaces. Power supply was also affected in the city.

Movement of vehicles was affected as drains overflowed. There have been good rains throughout the district in the last one week, raising hopes of a good yield of crops. Heavy rains lashed parts of Belgaum district from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.

Belgaum, Khanapur, Chikodi, Athani and Raibag taluks received heavy downpour, while moderate showers were recorded in Hukkeri and Gokak taluks. 

Following intermittent rains in the night, the Jewargi-Sankeshwar State highway near Badachi in Athani taluk was inundated, following which the traffic was blocked for over three hours on Tuesday. 

The police reached the spot and regulated the traffic, after the water level receded in the morning. 

Although new bridges have been constructed near all low-lying bridges on the State highway, the Badachi bridge built in the British era has been neglected. 

The bridge gets submerged whenever there are heavy rains. The Yakkanchi-Athani road, which provides alternative connectivity, also got submerged, leaving commuters stranded. 

Athani taluk recorded 328 mm of rainfall, Bailhongal taluk 185 mm, Belgaum taluk 346.8 mm, Chikodi 400.2 mm, Gokak taluk 76.6 mm, Hukkeri 151.3 mm, Khanapur 455 mm, Raibag 187 mm, Ramdurg 0.4 mm and Savadatti taluk 23.2 mm.


Water bodies in Shiggaon taluk are overflowing following heavy showers, inundating roads. Rainwater has entered many agriculture fields, destroying crops. 


There were light showers in some places the district and the weather remained cloudy.  The outflow from the Basavasagar (Narayanpur) reservoir has been reduced. While the inflow was 33,915 cusecs on Tuesday, the outflow stood at 51,100 cusecs.


Moderate rain lashed various parts of the district on Tuesday.  Shimoga, Bhadravathi, Hosanagar, Sagar, Shikaripur, Thirthahalli and some parts of Sorab received moderate rain in the morning. 

(Published 26 August 2014, 20:03 IST)

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