Bridge linking Kampli with Gangavati still submerged

Water-level in Tungabhadra river continued to be rising following heavy inflow into the reservoir at Hospet.

The inflow recorded on Monday was at the rate of 1.74 lakh cusecs and the discharge 1.59 lakh cusecs from all the 33 gates.


The water-level at the reservoir was maintained at 1,691 ft as against the full capacity of 1,633 ft, in anticipation of heavy inflow owing to continued heavy rainfall in the catchment areas.

Meanwhile, several villages in Hadagali taluk, including Kotihal, Angoor, Makarabbi and Byalahunasi, which are on the upstream of the reservoir and along the bank of the river, continued to be marooned.

The river water has gushed into the paddy and sugarcane fields in many villages. The bridge across the river, linking Kampli with Gangavati, has been completely submerged.

Vehicles had to take a circuitous route from Hospet to reach Gangavati and other parts of Koppal and Raichur districts.

The monuments at Hampi, located on the bank of the river, are still flooded. The pathways from Yeduru Basava mantap to Kodandarama temple, Yantroddharaka Hanuman temple, and other places, have all become submerged.


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