Kapila water level recedes, NH opens for traffic

Kapila water level recedes, NH opens for traffic

The Mysuru-Ooty national highway opened for traffic after four days on Monday as water level receded in River Kapila. Life in HD Kote and Nanjangud taluks in the district returned to normal.

The national highway remained inundated from Friday as River Kapila was overflowing. The flood-like situation eased as the authorities of Kabini dam, in Beechanahalli of HD Kote taluk, have reduced the outflow to 40,000 cusecs from 80,000 cusecs.

Though the water discharge was decreased on Sunday evening, the water level in river reduced only on Monday morning.

Due to the overflowing water, a portion of the temple town was under waters. The water had entered the premises of Srikanteshwara temple and the burial grounds were submerged. The water also had entered houses in low-lying areas.

As many as 120 people of 45 families had taken shelter in Girija Kalyan Mantap in the town. Due to the floods, as many as 21 houses were damaged in Bokkahalli under Varuna hobli of Mysuru taluk. The families have returned to their houses as the water level reduced.

The bridge at Suttur in Nanjangud taluk was opened for vehicles on Monday. The bridge was inundated and vehicular movement had come to a standstill since Friday.

Farmlands in Nagarle, Biligere, Sargur, Thummanerale, Hosakote and adjoining villages have remained submerged under waters.