Ramanagara; Following the copious rainfall since the last 24 hours in several parts of the State, the 10-lane Mysuru – Bengaluru Expressway is largely affected, especially near Ramanagara and Mandya Districts. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in a statement said that Bengaluru – Mysuru buses were diverted via
Harohalli – Kanakapura- Halaguru – Malavalli – Mysuru due to heavy rains in Ramanagara, Channapattana and Mandya.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and local MLA H. D Kumaraswamy visited the inundated Bengaluru – Mysuru Highway in Ramanagara to review the situation.
After conducting the review, Basavaraja Bommai instructed the NHAI Authorities to clear the drainages. We will not wait for them to clear the drainage. The State Government itself will clear the drainages He said that they will make arrangements for the smooth flow of rain water.
“We will soon provide temporary relief to those in distress. We are distributing ration kits on behalf of the Government. He said that the Government will bear the loss caused to the silk reelers, he added. He said more than 2000 houses in four or five layouts in Ramanagara have been damaged. We provide free groceries for daily life. The silk factory suffered loss, the silk reel was damaged by water. We will compensate the houses within a week.”
He said that we will provide immediate compensation of Ra. 10,000 for the purchase of utensils and other items.
He said he has asked to estimate about silk damage. The State Government will work to cover that loss. We will build a barrier and take action for a permanent solution. He said that they will also construct the road that will be damaged by water entering the municipal area.
CM Bommai visited 100 to 150 houses damaged at the Bakhshi lake. Later he inspected the damage in Gausianagar. The lake of Tittamaranahalli in Channapattana Taluk has burst and the village of Tittamaranahalli has been partially submerged and life has been disrupted. A care centrw has been opened in the village as a precautionary measure.
The troop line barangay of Ramanagara has been flooded, due to continuous rain, and water has entered into low lying areas.
Former CM H. D. Kumaraswamy, District In-charge Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan, Revenue Minister R. Ashok and Constituency MLA Anitha Kumaraswamy was also present.
A bridge collapsed on the Bengakurue-Mysuru National Highway took place between Harisandra and Thimmegowdanadoddy in Ramanagara taluk. Vehicular movement has been disrupted due to the collapse of the Harinandra bridge.
A private bus bound to Malavalli in Mandya from Bengaluru was partially submerged in rain water at Belagumba underpass near Ramanagara in the morning. About 50 passengers were travelling in the bus at that time. Half portion of the bus was under water and the alert locals rescued the passengers through windows.
Most of the travellers who were caught unawares are stranded on the highway, with the vehicles lined up on either side causing traffic jam. As a precaution, police are diverting the vehicles towards the alternative route near NICE road junction in Bengaluru itself.
Most of the residential areas in Ramanagara are also largely affected. The residents of Tipu Nagar are spending harrowing moments, as the locality is partially submerged under water with water gushing inside the houses. Fearing for life, the residents climbed the terrace of their houses seeking help