Rain takes a break in Bengaluru, PM Narendra Modi assures Karnataka assistance | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: There was some respite for rain-ravaged Bengaluru as the sun shone brightly through Tuesday barring a spell of drizzle in the evening, while those in the badly affected areas got down to picking up pieces. Four lakes had overflowed and flooded adjacent localities in northern Bengaluru, following 10-15cm rainfall late Sunday night.
Armed with an assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Centre will extend all possible assistance to flood-ravaged areas of Karnataka, particularly Bengaluru, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said Rs 10,000 will be given immediately to every household where rainwater entered. He said nearly 400 houses in Bengaluru were affected in the downpour.

Modi spoke to Bommai in the morning and expressed concern over loss of lives and standing crop due to untimely rain. He said the PM asked him to draw up shortand long-term measures to tackle the problem. Union home minister Amit Shah, too, enquired about the flood situation in the state.
CM announces Rs 5L relief for completely damaged houses


On corded Tuesday a maximum , Bengaluru tem re- perature of 28 degrees Celsius, the second highest for November. According to the weatherman, Bengaluru is expected to witness moderate rain over the next 24 hours.
The unseasonal rain has caused extensive damage to Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar and Hassan districts. The CM announced Rs 5 lakh would be paid as compensation for completely damaged houses and Rs 3 lakh for partially damaged houses in three instalments. Deputy commissioners have been instructed to disburse the first instalment of Rs 1 lakh immediately.

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