15 families on Kapila river banks shifted to safety

15 families on Kapila river banks shifted to safety


Kabini dam set a new record by discharging 80,000 cusecs of water on Friday. This is the highest outflow from the dam since its commissioning in 1974.  The earlier record was set in 1992, when the outflow was 70,100 cusecs.

Consequent to the sudden increase in the outflow of water from the Kabini dam, two bridges across the river Kapila are brimming close to the danger mark since Friday morning. Families residing on the banks of the river were shifted to safety. 

Families residing in 15 houses on the banks of the Kapila River in Nanjangud town, were shifted to safer places.

Traffic on the highway on the outskirts of Nanjangud town is blocked as water from the Kapila River is flooding near Mallaiahna Mule Mutt.

Alternative safe routes via Hullhalli or Hadinaru connecting Nanjangud with Mysuru, are open to traffic. 

Two bridges brimming 

The bridge near Badanavalu village close to Nanjangud town is brimming since Friday morning. The bridge is built across the Kapila river. 

The outflow from the Kabini Dam increased to 80,000 cusec on Thursday evening.

The outflow on Friday morning was 70,000 cusec.

The Madapur bridge in H D Kote taluk is brimming for the first time in nearly three decades, consequent to the increase in water outflow from Kabini dam, on Friday. 

Delighted villagers in the vicinity performed pooja to the river.