M'lore-Sringeri road closed following flood

M'lore-Sringeri road closed following flood

Rains damage property worth Rs 2.77 crore in Chikmagalur

 With the rains getting intense, so far the roads connectivity in Malnad region has been cut off to a very large extent and about 4 houses have been collapsed. About 25 electricity poles have fallen.

The damage to the house of Jayamma in Ambalavadi Hosagrama has been estimated at Rs 1500; Rs 50,000 for the Ashraya house of Gurumurthy in Hulugrama along with many other minor damages ranging between Rs 1,500 to Rs 25,000. Public property worth Rs 8 lakh has been damaged in the district.

On Tuesday, crops on 0.6 hectare land area was lost costing loss of Rs 3.10 lakh. Minor Irrigation department has faced losses of Rs 124.4 lakh in total. ZP Engineering department has incurred a total loss of Rs 5.89 crore since June 2009.

Rain details

The district received 3,538.3 mm rainfall from Tuesday 8 am to Wednesday 8 am. Chikmagalur received 26.8 mm, Vasthare 68 mm, Joladal 50.2 mm, Aldoor 117.5 mm, K R Pete 65.1 mm, Attigundi 47 mm, Sangameshwara 60mm, Byaruvalli 45 mm, Kalasapura 15.8 mm, Kadur 10 mm, Yagati 13.5 mm, Sakharayapatna, 3 mm, Giriyapura 24.4 mm, Birur 19.4 mm, Koppa 110.2 mm, Hariharapura 101.2 mm, Jayapura 155.6 mm, Kammaradi 248.2 mm, Basarikatte 104.2 mm, Mudigere 131.4 mm, Kottigehara 253 mm, Javali 176 mm, Gonibeedu 161 mm, Kalasa 168.6 mm, NR Pura 132.2 mm, Balehonnur 73 mm, Sringeri 123.5 mm, Kigga 172.2 mm, Kerekatte 193.2 mm, Tarikere 55 mm, Ajjampura 32.8mm.


A tree fell over a goods auto at Aksharanagar in Balehonnur on Wednesday due to heavy rainfall that has been lashing over the hobli since Monday night. Several trees were uprooted due to furious rainfall. Flood in Bhadra river has cut off road connectivity between Kalasa-Hornadu-Kottigehara region.

Road close

Mangalore-Sringeri road remained closed following floods in Thunga river till Wednesday evening. The roads in Kerekatte, Nemmaru region got submerged on Wednesday after the water-level in Thunga river rose precariously, following heavy rains on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nemmaru and Kerekatte region has power cut after trees fell over electricity lines. Damages has been caused to areca and coconut grooves too. Schools and Colleges in Sringeri taluk have been declared two days holiday as precautionary measures.

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