Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is scheduled to take an aerial survey on Wednesday to assess the extent of damage caused by the heavy rains. Congress leader Priyank Kharge has criticised the CM for planning his survey late.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will be doing an aerial survey on Wednesday.
The survey has been planned to assess the extent of damage caused by the heavy rains in Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Raichur and Vijayapura districts, leaving hundreds of villages inundated.
In a statement released earlier by the CM, it was mentioned that many villages in these districts were "either completely or partially submerged" due to floods caused by heavy rains last week.
However, senior Congress leader Priyank Kharge has criticised the Chief Minister for planning his survey late and that he would fail to realise the situation on ground by preferring an aerial survey.
"Flood waters of Bhima river are showing a falling trend at Sannathi Barrage and similar trends are in Afzalpur and Jewargi as well. Wonder what the CM will see when he does an aerial survey tomorrow as most of the water would have receded. The devastation is on the ground," Priyank Kharge said.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru.
The city continued to witness heavy rains leaving many roads waterlogged throughout Tuesday night.
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.
Last Updated 21, Oct 2020, 9:58 AM