Bangalore, Karnataka news August 9 highlights: As incessant rains continue and more than 15 districts in Karnataka flood-hit, more than nine people have lost their lives as daily life continue to be crippled for people in north Karnataka, coastal and Malnad regions of the state. As many as 237 villages in 32 taluks were affected as most rivers continued to flow above the danger mark, as on Thursday.
Heavy floods have been reported from Belagavi, Bagalkot, Vijayapura and Raichur districts due to heavy rainfall over upper Krishna Basin in Maharashtra.
As most roads that connect the state to its neighbouring counterparts are closed, the Kochi airport shut till Sunday 3 pm is also expected to have an effect on operations from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.
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Honnavara road in Sagara is blocked due to landslides
According to KSRTC spokesperson, Honnavara road in Sagara is blocked due to heavy rain and landslides at Mavinagundi.
Rainfall forecast for the next 24 hours in Karnataka
According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre(KSNDMC) rainfall forecast for the next 24 hours is widespread heavy to very heavy rains likely over Coastal Karnataka and adjoining parts of Malnad & Interior Karnataka district.
RF Forecast (Next 24hrs): Widespread heavy to very heavy rains likely over Coastal Karnataka & adjoining parts of Malnad & Interior Karnataka districts & scattered to widespread light to moderate rains likely over SIK & isolated to scattered light to moderate rains over NIK dists pic.twitter.com/DNs7WeChBp— KSNDMC (@KarnatakaSNDMC) August 9, 2019
Flood-affected people protest; Police lathi charge on them in front of Chief Minister
According to TV reports, flood-affected people protest when Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa visits their village Konnur in Gadag district. Police conducted lathi charge on them in front of Chief Minister.
South Western Railways cancels 16 trains due to flood
South Western Railways cancels 16 trains due to Kerala and Karnataka floods, 4 trains diverted.
24 hours map of Karnataka rainfall
24 hours map of Karnataka from 8.30am of 8th August 2019 to 8.30am of 9th August 2019, Highest rainfall is 389.5mm registered in Kunijala in Madikeri, Kodagu.
Relief materials to flood hit North Karnataka by train
Relief materials will be dispatched to Hubballi Division from platform 9 of KSR Bengaluru City Railway Station by Train No. 06525 KSR BENGALURU(SBC) -BELGAUM(BGM) Tatkal Super Fast Express, at 8.40 pm today (August 9)
#KarnatakaFloods: Relief materials will be dispatched to #Hubballi Division from platform 9 of KSR #Bengaluru City Railway Station by Train No. 06525 KSR BENGALURU(SBC) -BELGAUM(BGM) Tatkal Super Fast Express, at 8.40 pm today (August 9) @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/eoZHBdKZXo— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 9, 2019
Schools and colleges to be closed in Kodagu tomorrow
Schools and colleges to be closed in Kodagu district tomorrow due to heavy rain.
Long queues at Bengaluru airport irk passengers, tight security leads to delay
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru is witnessing something unprecedented: passengers forced to stand in long queues, escalators switched off and many boarding their flights only on the final call. According to passengers, security check alone takes up to 45 minutes to complete, while some suggest reaching the airport at least 2.5 hours prior to the departure time to avoid hassles. Read more
Bengaluru to Mangaluru road closed due to landslide
Bengaluru to Mangaluru road has been blocked due to a landslide at Doddakoppalu /Kappalli 15 KMS from Sakaleshpura towards Shiradi Ghat.
One killed after a house collapsed due to rain in Hunsur
Following heavy rainfall, one person was killed at Veeranahosahalli in Hunsur taluk, Mysuru as a house collapsed on Friday. Police identified the victim as Ganesh (36).
Four bodies recovered by the rescue team after a landslide in Kodagu
Four bodies were recovered by the rescue team after a landslide in Korangala near Bhagamandala, North Kodagu.
Stranded HIV/AIDS patients in flood hit districts to get their regular anti-retroviral drugs
The Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS) has directed the district AIDS prevention control units to ensure that HIV/AIDS patients in flood-hit districts of Belagavi, Bagalkot, Vijauyapura, Raichur, Udupi, Kodagu and Mangaluru are not deprived of their regular anti-retroviral drugs.
BS Yediyurappa reviewing the flood situation at the Bagalkot
CM BS Yediyurappa reviewing the flood situation at the Bagalkot District Panchayat. He was accompanied by local MLAs Govinda Karajola and Veeranna Charanmathima.
Rescue teams of Army, moving people from flood-affected areas to safety
The rescue teams of Army, have been moving people from flood-affected areas to safety in Gokak taluk, Belgaum district.
Two lost lives due to landslide in Kodagu
According to Kodagu MP Pratap Simha two people lost their lives due to landslide near Bhagamandala, 3 more are missing. 2,136 people are taking shelter in 25 relief camps across Kodagu district.
#BreakingNews According to Kodagu MP @mepratap 2 people lost their lives due to landslide near Bhagamandala, 3 more are missing. 2,136 people are taking shelter in 25 relief camps across Kodagu district. #KarnatakaFloods @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru— Darshan Devaiah B P (@DarshanDevaiahB) August 9, 2019
Karnataka floods: Death toll rises to 11; more than 1.24 lakh people evacuated
#KarnatakaFloods: Death toll rises to 11; more than 1.24 lakh people evacuated. Over 94,000 people accommodated in 467 relief camps opened across 8 districts. More than 7,500 houses damaged in 51 taluks across the state. @IndianExpress @IExpressSouth @IEBengaluru pic.twitter.com/Th1Gg7saQL— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 9, 2019
Flights on Bengaluru-Kochi route cancelled due to Kochi airport shutdown
Several flights from and to Kochi stay cancelled after the Kochi International airport on Friday suspended all operations till Sunday due to waterlogging in runway area due to floods.
List of flights scheduled Aug. 9, 2019 from and to Bengaluru (@BLRAirport) cancelled due to suspension of operations at Kochi (@KochiAirport) in the light of waterlogging in runway area due to floods. @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru pic.twitter.com/BNG6mLunQl— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 9, 2019
WATCH| CM Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey in Bagalkot
Karnataka @CMofKarnataka Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey of flood-hit regions in Jamakhandi where several villages were inundated following increased outflow from reservoirs across the Krishna and Ghataprabha. #KarnatakaFloods@IndianExpress @IEBengaluru pic.twitter.com/OFuLGXgxQy— Darshan Devaiah B P (@DarshanDevaiahB) August 9, 2019
IN PICS| Kodagu/Coorg among districts most hit by Karnataka floods
KSRTC cancels all buses to various Kerala destinations
#KarnatakaFloods #KeralaRains: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) cancels all Aug. 9 services to Kozhikode, Kannur ,Mahe, Vadakara ,Kanhangad and Horanadu "due to floods,heavy rain and bad road conditions." @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru @IExpressSouth pic.twitter.com/s2pisAlfC4— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 9, 2019
Karnataka floods: South Western Railway releases list of trains affected
1. Train No. 16511/16513 KSR Bengaluru–Kannur/Karwar Express of 09.08.2019 and 10.08.2019.
2. Train No. 16518/16524 Kannur/Karwar–KSR Bengaluru Express of 09.08.2019 and 10.08.2019.
3. Train No. 16516 Karwar–Yesvantpur Express of 10.08.2019.
4. Train No. 16575 Yesvantpur–Mangaluru Jn. Express of 11.08.2019.
5. Train No. 16586 Mangaluru Central – Yesvantpur Express of 09.08.2019.
6. Train No. 16576 Mangaluru Jn–Yesvantpur Express of 09.08.2019.
7. Train No. 16515 Yesvantpur–Karwar Express of 09.08.2019.
8. Train No. 82654 Jaipur Yesvanthpur Express on 10.08.2019,
9. Train No. 51030 Vijayapur-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on 08.08.2019 and 09.08.2019,
10. Train No. 17317 Hubballi-Lokamayna Tilak Terminus on 11.08.2019,
11. Train No. 17318 Lokamayna Tilak Terminus-Hubballi from 09.08.2019 to 12.08.2019,
12. Train No. 19567 Tuticorin-Okha Express on 11.08.2019.
13. Train No. 14806 Barmer-Yesvanthpur Express on 9.08.2019.
14. Train No. 14805 Yesvanthpur-Barmer Express on 12.08.2019.
15. Train. Hazrat Nizamuddin-Hubballi slip coaches connecting to Train No. 12780 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Vasco da Gama on 10.08.2019 for want of Racks.
16. Train No. 16209 Ajmer-Mysuru Express on 11.08.2019.
17. Train No. 11303 Manguru-Kolhapur Express on 09.08.2019.
18. Train No. 11139 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai-Gadag Express on 10.08.2019 and 11.08.2019.
19. Train No. 11140 Gadag-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Express on 11.08.2019 and 12.08.2019.
1. Train No. 11302 KSR Bengaluru-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Express commencing journey from KSR Bengaluru from 07.08.2019 to 10.08.2019 will be short terminated at Solapur.
2. Train No. 11301 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus -KSR Bengaluru Express commencing journey from 08.08.2019 to 11.08.2019 will be originated from Solapur.
3. Train No. 11014 Coimbatore - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express commencing journey from Coimbatore from 07.08.2019 to 10.08.2019 will be short terminated at Solapur.
4. Train No. 11013 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Coimbatore Express commencing journey from 08.08.2019 to 11.08.2019 will be originated from Solapur.
IN PICS| IAF leads rescue ops in Belagavi; civilians rescued, food airdropped
#KarnatakaFloods: Rescue ops by Indian Air Force intensified in Belagavi. As many as 25 people from Halolli, Roggi, Girdal and Udhagatti rescued this morning. Over 400 food packets with drinking water airdropped in affected areas. (Photos: Defence PRO) @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/3RguazonLC— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 9, 2019
More forces deployed in Belagavi for rescue operations
More forces have been deployed in flood-hit Belagavi district for faster rescue operations. As of 10 am today, 20 Para Special Forces personnel along with 3 helicopters - 2 from IAF and 1 from Indian Navy has been deployed for flood rescue and relief operations in the area.
All JD(S) legislators will contribute a month's salary towards relief funds: HD Kumaraswamy
Mysore - Nanjanagud road closed
Mysore -Nanjanagud Road has been closed from 8.30 am today due to overflowing over Nanjanagud Bridge. According to KSRTC officials, "Mysore- Nanjanagud, Gundlupet and Chamarajnagar route vehicles are operating via Hullahalli and Kempasiddaianahundi.
WATCH| Road transport on Saragur-HD Kote Road in Mysore reaches standstill
Heavy rains likely in Bengaluru, city to be on high alert
In the wake of IMD forecasting high-intensity rains in Bengaluru for the next few days, the BBMP has decided to set up 63 control rooms to attend emergency calls. According to Bengaluru mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun, as many as 24 teams have been formed to take care of relief works
Heavy rains likely in Bengaluru
Bangalore Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun says that the city might also face high-intensity rains for the next few days. BBMP has set up 63 control rooms for flooding emergency calls and 24 teams have been formed to take care of relief works.
State govt appeals citizens for contributions to CM's relief fund
#KarnatakaFloods: Karnataka state government makes an appeal to citizens to "render a helping hand" to contribute towards Chief Minister's Natural Calamity Relief Fund in the wake of "devastating flood situation in 15 districts." @IndianExpress @IEBengaluru @IExpressSouth pic.twitter.com/IypFshneSu— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) August 8, 2019
Karnataka floods: Special train to be run to aid flood-hit areas
@SWRRLY will run Jansadharan Passenger Special Trains No. 06925/0696 #Belagavi–Miraj- Belagavi & Train No.06930 #Belagavi – Hubballi for the benefit of #flood affected #public as the road is disrupted due to flood. #KarnatakaFloods #Karnataka #KarnatakaRains #IndianRailways pic.twitter.com/qnQZo70R1c— SouthWestern Railway (@SWRRLY) August 8, 2019