Karnataka CM announces Rs.25000 for flood-hit in Bengaluru

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The Meteorological department has forecast heavy rains in the city for two more days

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday, October 24, announced a compensation of Rs.25000 for every family affected by floods in the state capital of Bengaluru.

A decision in this regard was taken after he held an emergency meeting with Revenue Minister R Ashoka, senior officials of BBMP and city police commissioner Kamal Pant.

"It has been decided to provide Rs.25000 to every family that has suffered losses due to the heavy rainfall and flooding to cover their immediate needs of clothing, food and other essentials,” the Chief Minister told reports.

The meeting was held after Yediyruappa visited various flood affected areas across the city and heard the grievances from the public. The Chief Minister also took stock of the situation and discussed with officials the steps required to be taken if the situation continues like this in the coming days.

In fact, the Meteorological department has forecast heavy rains in the city for two more days. Many parts of the city were flooded in the heavy rainfall on Saturday. Many areas were waterlogged and traffic remained disrupted.

Traffic was disrupted on Mysuru Road, Silk Board junction, Hosur road, Bannerghatta road, Basavanagudi, Nayandahalli, RR Nagar, BG Road, Nayandahalli and other roads, according to The New Indian Express.

According to the IMD, Bengaluru has received 13.2 mm rain from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on Friday while HAL airport and surrounding areas received 1.3mm rain while Kempegowda International Airport reported 7.7mm rain.

The worst affected areas were Koramangala, BTM Layout, Jayanagara, Basavanagudi, RR Nagar, Hosakerehalli, Basavangudi, Nagarabavi, Kengeri, Malleshwaram, and other parts of the city.

Apart from Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Chikkabalapura, Tumakuru also received heavy rains on Friday evening. The IMD predicted rains or thundershowers at most places over Coastal Karnataka, at many places over South Interior Karnataka and at isolated places over North Interior Karnataka (with inputs from UNI)

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