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Karnataka: Bus services affected due to heavy rains

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 August 2019, 10:28 IST
Karnataka

In wake of incandescent rainfall in Karnataka, bus services in certain routes were cancelled.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) said that bus services between Mysuru to Madikeri and Mysuru to H D Kote Road routes were suspended keeping in mind passenger safety.

Holealur town in Karnataka was also affected due to floods caused by overflowing of Mallapur dam.

Owing to torrential downpour, hundreds of people were forced to take shelter at Holealur station.

Rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas are in full swing as the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has deployed several teams in Karnataka.

The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy has mobilised considerable resources to provide assistance to state and district administrations of affected areas.

"In Karnataka, the rescue team proceeded to Hinduwada in Malapur area and evacuated many more people giving priority to women, children and critically ill patients to safer areas. Another team was deployed to Kovadu village in Belgaum district. A total of 869 people have been moved to safety in Karnataka," the release had said.

-ANI

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First published: 9 August 2019, 10:28 IST
 
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