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Small bridges inundated cutting off road connectivity

An inundated bridge on Kallol-Yadur Road in Chikkodi taluk of Belgaum district on Saturday.
An inundated bridge on Kallol-Yadur Road in Chikkodi taluk of Belgaum district on Saturday.

With heavy rains lashing the Konkan region in Maharashtra, Krishna River is in spate and six villages in Chikkodi taluk of Belgaum district have been flooded.

According to Chikkodi tahsildar Rajashekhar Dambal, road connectivity to as many as six villages in Chikkodi taluk has been severed with the flood water inundating small bridges.

Following the rise in the water-level of Krishna River, road connectivity on Sadalaga-Borgaon, Jatrata-Bhivashi, Kallol-Yadur, Akkol-Sidnal, Karadaga-Bhoj and Bhojwadi-Hunnaragi roads has been severed. However, these villages have alternate road connectivity to other villages.

Mr. Dambal told presspersons that all the 12 crest gates of Hipparagi barrage were opened and water was also being released from Alamatti reservoir, and appealed to the people of the taluk not to panic.

Meanwhile, following incessant rains in Khanapur taluk and Belgaum city for two days, normal life has been affected.

According to the district administration, in the 24 hours till 8 a.m. on Saturday, Belgaum taluk received 24 mm of rainfall while Khanapur taluk received 37 mm of rainfall.

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