Bangalore, Pretr. Many parts of Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru have been flooded. Water has entered low-lying areas and apartment basements in Yelahanka and Mahadevapuram as several lakes are in spate. This is the result of heavy rain on Sunday. Simultaneously, two teams of the Center have assessed the damage caused by rains and floods in different parts of Tamil Nadu. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Rs 500 crore will be released for the repair of roads and bridges damaged in various parts of the state due to rains and floods. The Chief Minister said that those whose houses have been completely damaged, they have been directed to give one lakh rupees as the first installment immediately. Those whose houses have been partially damaged will also be given money.

Manyata Tech Park, one of the biggest tech parks in north Bengaluru, has also been flooded, officials said. The central vihara of Yelahanka has been badly affected. National Crisis Response Force (NDRF), fire department and emergency service personnel are helping people and evacuating outgoers. Yelahanka has received 138 mm of rain in two hours. According to the news received from Chennai, a four-member central team led by Rajiv Sharma, Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry, visited several areas of Chennai and took stock of the damage caused by the rains and floods. The team also visited Mamallapuram and some nearby villages. At the same time, a three-member central team led by RB Kaul, Consultant in the Ministry of Finance, visited Kanyakumari district.

… and it might rain

According to the Meteorological Department, a trough from the cyclonic circulation associated with a low pressure area over Arabian Sea is extending up to Maharashtra coast. The Cyclonic Circulation lies over South Andaman Sea and adjoining region. Light to moderate rain with isolated heavy rain is likely over parts of Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Light to moderate rain is possible at isolated parts of Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Interior Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Death toll in Andhra Pradesh floods rises to 34

The death toll in Andhra Pradesh due to rain and floods has gone up to 34. 10 people are still missing. A railway station has been opened for traffic on the Vijayawada-Chennai section. After repairing the damaged line, traffic is opened.

Edited By: Monika Minal