As more than 50 families continue to live in temporary relief camps in Bengaluru after their houses were inundated in the Hulimavu lake breach, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for 319 victims.
After inspecting the area in Krishna Layout where the lake bund was damaged, Yediyurappa said, “As many as 319 people have been identified as poor victims, who have lost their valuables after their houses were flooded on Sunday. A compensation of Rs 50,000 will soon be transferred to their bank accounts by the state government.”
The CM, who visited the spot Tuesday morning, was apprised of the situation by BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar, Bengaluru Mayor M Goutham Kumar, Deputy Mayor CS Ram Mohan Raju, DCP (South-East) Isha Pant, and BBMP Arekere ward councilor Bhagyalakshmi Murali.
After meeting victims at the nearby relief camp, the CM held a meeting with officials, during which he directed them to take up restoration work related to constructing roads, providing electricity and clean drinking water to people, cleaning up clogged stormwater drains, and to ensure hygiene in the locality on priority.
CM Shri BS Yediyurappa is visiting Hulimavu & inspecting relief and cleaning up operations undertaken by the #BBMP.
— B.H.Anil Kumar,IAS (@BBMPCOMM) November 26, 2019
The BBMP, in an assessment survey held Monday, had identified that as many as 630 houses were damaged due to the deluge.
A 10-ft temporary bund has been built at the area where the lake bund was damaged. According to BBMP Chief Engineer (Lakes) Mohan Krishna, the bund will be repaired within two to three weeks. “Repairing the damage caused due to the breach in the lake bund is our priority as of now,” he told Indianexpress.com.
Meanwhile, the BBMP is desilting the drain network clogged by the lake’s heavy outflow into the surrounding areas, BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar wrote on Twitter.
After heavy outflow from Hulimavu lake, the drain network in the surrounding areas has become clogged. #BBMP has taken up desilting work.
— B.H.Anil Kumar,IAS (@BBMPCOMM) November 26, 2019Subscriber Only Stories