Compensation soon for rain affected: CM Bommai


An immediate compensation of Rs.10,000 for the houses which were affected due to water entering the premises, and Rs.5 lakh for the houses which were completely destroyed and an amount of Rs.1 lakh for the houses which were damaged would be paid soon for those who suffered due to incessant rains and flooding in Yelahanka area recently, Chief Minister,Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons after his visit to waterlogged Kendriya Vihar Apartment in Yelahanka Bommai said,I have ordered release of Rs10,000 today itself for those who had to suffer due to water entering their homes. 

About 400 houses are affected in Yelahanka area. About 10km of main roads and 20km of interior roads are also damaged. 

I have instructed for preparing the estimates of damage to infrastructure.Funds would be released immediately to take up repair works."

The Chief Minister, Bommai attributed the flooding problem to hurdles for Rajakaluves. Work for widening of 50km of Rajakaluves had been taken up.It had been decided to take up widening of 50km more. 

The width of the Rajakaluves need to be widened from the present 8--10feet to 30ft.Necessary measures would be taken for smooth flow of flood waters in Rajakaluves,he said.

Continuous rains in the last 3 days had filled Yelahanka lake which is overflowing. Flood water inundated the houses in surrounding areas and Kendriya Vihar apartment complex. 

Water has submerged the basement of the apartment upto 4--5 feet.Local MLA Vishwanath provided food, water and other essential help for the residents who are stuck in their homes, Bommai said.

Drainage system for the Apartment : 

There are 603 people residing in Kendriya Vihar apartment complex. Necessary drainage system would be provided for the complex to drain out the flood waters. 

National Highways Authority would be approached to get necessary clearance to take up the works as the drains passed under the highway.Then only the problem could be solved permanently, Bommai said.

Source of the problem : 

The problem had its source at Yelahanka lake which is connected to 11 more lakes upstream. 

The heavy rains has led to overflow from all the lakes to Yelahanka lake which has two narrow Rajakaluves which are choked at many places or being encroached,the Chief Minister, pointed out.