CM Bommai to visit rain-affected areas in Karnataka

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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (Photo/ANI)

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will be visiting the rain-affected areas of Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, and Udupi districts starting Tuesday, and instruct the officials to take appropriate relief measures.

Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said on Monday, “Malnad, Kodagu, Uttara Kannada and the coastal regions are witnessing heavy rains for the past 10 days. I have already interacted with the deputy commissioners concerned through video conference for taking up rescue and relief works. As the rains have abated, I will visit the affected areas starting tomorrow to take stock of the situation and issue necessary instructions to take up relief works.”

On Thursday, the India Meteorological Department issued a red alert for Udupi and predicted heavy downpour in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) were deployed in Kodagu, Karwar and Udupi in the wake of heavy rainfall.

Amidst the red alert issued in Udupi, Deputy Commissioner Kurma Rao M declared a holiday for anganwadis, schools and colleges on Thursday. Tourists and fishermen were advised not to go to beaches and sea areas.

Last  Wednesday, one person died in a landslide at Panjikal village of Bantval in Dakshina Kannada district, the DC said. Three people had been rescued, out of which one was in critical condition and has been admitted to hospital, he said. (ANI)

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