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Loss of property worth Rs 41.38 lakh in Mangaluru due to recent heavy rain : Mayor Bhasker Moily

Loss of property worth Rs 41.38 lakh in Mangaluru due to recent heavy rain : Mayor Bhasker Moily

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, June 01, 2018: Mangaluru recorded 215 mm of rainfall for four hours on Tuesday resulting in  total damage of 16 houses and a loss to the extent of Rs 41,38,000, informed Mayor Bhasker  Moily.


Bhasker Moily...

Addressing presspersons here on June 1, Friday, he said  five houses were severely damaged and 18 partially damaged.

The rain  which lashed the city on Tuesday was the record highest rainfall on a single day in the past 12 year period, the mayor said. He also stated that the MCC had removed silt from  90% of the major as well as small drains even this year as previous years. However due to the incessant rains the  wastes  from all places joined the rain water clogging the drains resulting in artificial floods, he said adding that all possible effort were made by the administration in mitigating the hardships caused to the people due to the rain.

At the same time the Mayor blamed the   unsatisfactory and delayed works of  the NHAI for the floods  in Pumpwell and Kottara. The road near Pumpwell was dug up a few days ago, even service road has not been laid, he  alleged.

 The Mayor also stated that the Deputy  Commissioner has already  formed a committee to study the reasons for the   artificial floods during the  recent heavy rain. He said he has visited various affected areas    in different wards right until night time and even functioned from his office till 1 am  to monitor  the situation.

Deputy Mayor Mohammad Kunjathbail, Chief Whip Shashidhar Hegde, Corporators Praveenchandra Alva, Naveen D’Souza, Ashok DK were also present.

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