Properties worth Rs 5.96 cr damaged in heavy rain

Properties worth Rs 5.96 cr damaged in heavy rain

Deputy Commissioner K Srirangaiah, ZP CEO Satyabhama and MLA T D Raje Gowda inspect the Bharathi Thirta road at Sringeri on Friday.

As per estimations, properties worth Rs 5.96 crore have been damaged following heavy rains in Mudigere, Sringeri, Koppa and Narasimharajapura taluks.

Mescom has incurred a loss of Rs 3 crore in the form of damages to transformers, electric poles and wires, said Chikkamagaluru DC K Srirangaiah.

Speaking to reporters, after assessing the damages in Sringeri taluk on Friday, he said that the district had received 228% more rainfall than the average rainfall, after 20 years.

9 cattle killed

As many as nine cattle were killed in rain-related incidents. No loss of human life has been reported.

Compensations have been paid to owners of seven cattle. The documents are being collected from two others,” he added.

At least 19 kuccha houses have been partially damaged, of which 10 houses were given compensation of Rs 10,000 each.

Further, he said officials have been directed to prepare an estimate for repairing the damaged roads, footbridges and bridges.

Balehonnur APMC has been asked to prepare an estimate for constructing a retaining wall around APMC yard. The yard was inundated following rain.

He said the district administration is all set to tackle any kind of eventualities following rain.

The ZP chief secretary has asked officials to prepare a list of loss of property in their jurisdictions.

The damaged properties will be rectified using the fund under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and other schemes.

DC, ZP CEO Satyabhama and MLA T D Raje Gowda inspected the inundated shops at Gandhi Maidan in Sringeri. They also inspected the collapsed retaining wall at Kavadi bridge.