Karnataka Bengaluru News October 21 Highlights: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday took an aerial survey to assess the extent of damage caused by the heavy rains in Kalaburagi. Later, he is also scheduled to do the same at Yadgir, Raichur, and Vijayapura districts where hundreds of villages were left inundated, and widespread crop losses were reported due to heavy downpour last week.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru as the city continued to witness heavy rains leaving many roads waterlogged throughout Tuesday night. BBMP control room officials said they attended complaints from Sivananda Circle, Mehkri Circle, Kengeri, Agara, Halasuru, Nayandahalli, and Agara among other areas.
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) reported that areas in western and southern Bengaluru received between 11 mm and 71.5 mm of rainfall.
At the same time, 6297 more people contracted coronavirus on Tuesday, as the total tally in Karnataka rose to over 7.76 lakh.