Chamarajanagara: Heavy rains over the last three days have pushed normal life out of gear in the District.
All the lakes in Gundlupete, Chamarajanagara and Hanur Taluks are overflowing. The rivers and rivulets are flowing at a dangerous level. Crops also have been destroyed in hundreds of acres of paddy and maize fields.
In all, 1,400 cusecs of water are being released into the River from Suvarnavati and Chikkahole Reservoirs in Chamarajanagara Taluk. Suvarnavati River is also receiving excess water from various lakes including Maragadakere and Kodimole Lake. Its water level has increased and water has entered into paddy fields. A flood situation in Yalandur. The Chikkamole, Doddamole, and Badamoodlu Villages are flooded due to the overflowing of lakes.
Due to the heavy rains, the electricity poles have fallen. Due to continuous rains for the past three days, the Hoogyam Reservoir has filled to a maximum level causing blockade of Kollegala – Ramapura Road. An electric pole fell on the Bolero vehicle which was going from Ramapura to Hoogyam Village. Due to heavy rains, there was a power outage so no disaster occurred. Hoogyam Town is dark as more than 10 electric poles on the main road were down.
Further, it is raining heavily in Gundlupete Taluk and water is flowing all over Begur and Belachwadi Roads. School premises and houses have been flooded.
In an incident, a woman lost control of her legs and hands as lightning struck her in Ponnachi Village of Hanur Taluk. The victim was shifted to Hanur hospital and is out of danger.
Farmers are demanding suitable compensation for crops lost in rain.