Maharashtra: Rains disrupt site visitors on Mumbai-Bengaluru freeway; Karnataka-bound automobiles stopped in Kolhapur


Site visitors on the Mumbai-Bengaluru nationwide freeway received disrupted on Friday after a stretch of highway in Belgaum district of Karnataka received inundated, prompting the police in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur to cease the automobiles going to the neighbouring state as a security measure, officers stated.

Rains continued to lash elements of Kolhapur, resulting from which the Panchganga river within the district is flowing above the hazard mark, they stated.

Speaking concerning the site visitors scenario on the Mumbai-Bengaluru freeway, Kolhapur’s district superintendent of police Shailesh Balkawde stated, “Forward of Kagal (in Kolhapur), a stretch of highway close to a village in Belgaum district of Karnataka has received inundated resulting from rainwater on Friday. Due to this fact, now we have stopped the circulation of site visitors going in the direction of the neighbouring state from the Kolhapur facet.”

An official from the Kolhapur district catastrophe administration cell stated the water stage of the Panchganga river continues to rise.

“Until 9 am on Friday, the water stage of the river on the Rajaram weir reached 48.1 toes. It’s nicely above the hazard mark of 43 toes,” he stated.

A complete of 114 bunds have gone beneath water, he added.

Officers of the district administration had stated on Thursday stated that as many as 47 villages in Kolhapur had been minimize off after roads resulting in them had been submerged in water resulting from heavy rains and 965 households had been shifted to safer locations.

They’d additionally stated that two individuals, together with a girl, had been additionally swept away at totally different locations within the district through the downpour.


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