Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on the night of Monday September 5 that the government has decided to release Rs. 300 Crore to manage the flood situation in the City as torrential downpours continued to wreck havoc.
Bommai chaired a meeting with senior ministers and officials late at night to assess the rain and flood situation in the State, particularly in the capital city, and the damages incurred.
The State Government has decided to release Rs. 600 Crore to manage the rain and flood situation throughout the State. The CM said that Rs. 300 Crore has been set aside for Bengaluru alone to help restore infrastructure, including roads, electric poles, transformers, schools, etc.
He also pointed out that Rs. 664 Crore is already available with Deputy Commissioners of various districts, while separate Rs. 500 Crore has already been sanctioned for building infrastructure.
Bommai said that a total of Rs. 1,500 Crore has been allotted for the construction of stormwater drains in Bengaluru, and the work will start as soon as the flood subsides.
The Chief Minister announced that it has been agreed to add a company to the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) that will assist the City and that Rs. 9.50 Crore will be released for boats and other equipment for the company. He added that in the days ahead, two additional SDRF companies will be set up at the state level.