Karnataka: Udupi rain loss put in excess of 290 cr; Rs 40 cr sought as immediate relief | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU/ UDUPI: The Coastal Districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada saw life returning back to normal on Tuesday, although there were widespread light to moderate rains at most places with isolated heavy rains, which did not raise any concern like it did in the last two days.
The damage to private and public property has been extensive in Udupi district and preliminary estimates have put it at Rs 290 crore. “We still have to get reports from some departments, after that we will be able to give comprehensive figures of loss. We have sent a request to the state government to release Rs 40 crore in the interim to carry out necessary relief work,’’ said deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha. The loss estimates include private properties, public and PWD roads, bridges, schools and college buildings and agricultural properties.
He confirmed that all evacuees had returned home from the relief centres. Regarding the ban of vehicle movement on the Mala Kudremukh National Highway 169 for two days from Monday, DC said that he will assess the situation on Wednesday in view of the red alert and take a decision on opening the road for traffic. A section of the road witnessed landslides and tree fall, which damaged a vehicle following which DC banned traffic in view of public safety.
On the building whose retaining wall had collapsed at Manipal, the DC said the building was safe for human habitation after he inspected the building and surrounding areas along with officials from NHAI.
Three places in Uttara Kannada received the heaviest rainfall in the state in the last 24 hours. They were Nandolli (154mm) of Yellapur Taluk, 150 mm Chanagara (150mm), Ankola Taluk and 149 mm of rainfall at Mugwa in Honnavar Taluk of Uttara Kannada District.
While Uttara Kannada district received the highest rainfall at 67mm in the coast, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada received 48mm and 42mm of rainfall respectively. In the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8.30am, DK District received an average of 42 mm of rainfall, with Bantwal and Puttur taluks receiving similar amounts of rainfall at 46 mm. Mangaluru, Belthangady and Sullia taluks also received similar amounts of rainfall at 41mm each.

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