INDIA: Bengaluru witnessed a massive deluge in the last 32 years; about 164 lakes in Bengaluru have filled up with water. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Bangalore and other districts such as Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Chikmagalur.
As per the weather forecast, the rain will continue in the same pattern till September 9, 2022. Meanwhile, the situation worsens as water logging, landslides, and electricity problems increase. Educational bodies faced major setbacks due to this heavy rainfall, and many lives have been deeply affected.
Keeping all this in mind, on Monday night, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai declared a fund of Rs 300 crore to manage the havoc situation in the city. At the same time, the state government decided to release Rs 600 crore to manage the rain and flood situation, including repairing necessary infrastructures like roadways, electricity, and transformers.
According to Bommai, a total amount of Rs 1,500 crore has been assigned for the preparation of stormwater drains in Bengaluru. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) will specifically get Rs 9.50 crore for releasing boats and other equipment. The minister said a different amount of Rs 500 crore has already been allocated for reconstructing infrastructure.
As per media coverage, schools and colleges will remain shut until things become normal; until then, they will shift back to online classes. In the recent update, the city has marked 150 per cent above normal rainfall; other parts like Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli and KR Puram zones received 307 per cent rainfall, which is above average.
The neighborhood states like Sunny Brooks Layout and Rainbow Drive Layout received heavy waterlogging resulting in the deployment of tractors and boats via ferry, including school students and office workers.
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