Rain pounds Dakshina Kannada; Belthangady, Puttur taluks receive heavy rainfall

MANGALURU: After a damage of a few days, rains again pounded the district with alarming ferocity with Belthangady and Bantwal taluks receiving heavy rainfall from Thursday.

The intensity was once such that by morning many primary roads in Belthangady and Venoor in Moodbidri taluk of the district have been knee-deep under water as rivers overflowed. The State Highway close to Navachethana School, Venoor was once under water affecting traffic. Understanding the gravity of the location, the revenue government of Puttur, Belthangady and Sullia taluks declared vacation for colleges.

The Ghat sections of the district namely Charmadi, Agumbe have won heavy rainfall affecting customary existence and traffic along those routes. A bus certain towards Mangaluru from Davangare on Wednesday evening was once stuck at Nemmar close to South Kanara Border after Tunga river overflowed on the primary roads affecting the traffic. The overflowing river also bring to a halt Karkala in Udupi District from Sringeri in Chikkamagaluru district.
Revenue Minister R V Deshpande

KSRTC buses certain towards Mangaluru from Bengaluru reached after two hour lengthen due to landslide on the primary highway close to Madikeri Town. "We should have reached Mangaluru by 7am. We reached at 9.15 pm as the bus was halted for two hours near the Main Circle entering the Madikeri town as there was a landslide. Rest of the way there as no problem," mentioned Uday Kumar, main, University College.

As same old, Mangaluru town had solar enjoying disguise and search but in rest of the district rainfall persevered. The district recorded 148.four mm of rainfall in the closing 24 hours from eight.30am of Wednesday. Belthangady Taluk won the perfect rainfall of 195.9 mm, with Mangaluru taluk receiving the least at 69.4mm of rainfall. Bantwal, Sullia and Puttur taluks won 179mm, 154mm and 142mm of rainfall respectively. Last yr the district had won 28mm of rainfall on the same day. The district receives 941 mm of rainfall as customary average until June end and this yr. The rainfall has been 570mm in the first 14 days of the month. Last yr it was once 398mm of rainfall until June 14. Panambur weather observatory recorded 71mm of rainfall at Panambur in the l;ast 24 hours until eight.30am of Thursday.

Meanwhile, the state executive is contemplating on expanding the quantum of reimbursement to be paid for rain damages in the state.

Revenue Minister R V Deshpande mentioned this after visiting more than a few places where properties have been damaged in the fresh rains in Mangaluru on Thursday.

"The compensation released towards rain damages at present is very less. The government will discuss about it and take steps to increase the quantum."


He mentioned reimbursement will also be paid to tenants in case the rented properties are damaged. During rain havocs other folks residing in rented properties too suffer losses. However, they don't seem to be being compensated adequately. Hence, we're making plans to pay reimbursement to tenants too, the minister mentioned.


The executive has launched Rs three crore each and every to Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts to compensate rain damages. Funds will be launched to other districts too in accordance with requirements, he added and mentioned, "There is no dearth of funds. The government will release additional funds if required," he added.


On Charmadi Ghat, Deshpande mentioned the street stretch has been closed in view of passengers protection and for repair. The highway stretch will be opened quickly after repair.


Rain pounds Dakshina Kannada; Belthangady, Puttur taluks receive heavy rainfall Rain pounds Dakshina Kannada; Belthangady, Puttur taluks receive heavy rainfall Reviewed by kailash soni on June 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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