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Nation Current Affairs 06 Aug 2019 Bridge linking Keral ...

Bridge linking Kerala collapses in Kodagu

Published Aug 6, 2019, 3:36 am IST
Updated Aug 6, 2019, 3:36 am IST
Rain inundated parts of Kodagu on Monday and part of the highway which connects Kodagu and Kerala near Maakutta caved in on Sunday.
Landslides occurred on Virajpet-Makutta Road as rain lashed Kodagu on Monday.
 Landslides occurred on Virajpet-Makutta Road as rain lashed Kodagu on Monday.

Mysuru: Travellers to Kerala were forced to make a detour owing a landslide which resulted in collapse of a part of the highway connecting Kodagu with Kerala near Maakutta on Sunday night.

Torrential rain inundated parts of Kodagu on Sunday and Monday, and the side wall and part of the highway road which connects Kodagu and Kerala near Maakutta collapsed due to landslide on Sunday night.


Deputy commissioner Anees Kanmani Joy, who visited the spot on Monday along with other officers, banned traffic from Perumbaadi checkpost to Maakutta checkpost to take up repair work. “Work to restore road on permanent basis will be taken up later,” she said.

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued orange alert from  August 5 to  August 7, and a red alert from August 7 to August 9, prompting the deputy commissioner to take adequate precautionary measures for prevention of any type of emergency.  While the state received 19 per cent deficit south west monsoon showers in June and July, Malnad area received 33 per cent deficit rainfall including 45 per cent deficit in Kodagu.

Kodagu received 62.88 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am on Sunday to 8.30 am on Monday. From January to August 5, it received 1081.85 mm of rainfall, while it had received 2629.45 mm of rainfall during the same period last year.

Meanwhile Cauvery advisory committee had decided to release water from Kabini reservoir to left and right canals, Hullalli and Rampura canals, on Monday 500 cusecs of water was released to canals.

Reservoir authorities have announced that this water is only to fill the lakes and tanks and have asked not to depend on this water for the karif crop.

Location: India, Karnataka, Mysore