Karnataka Floods: Kumaraswamy meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 5: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence seeking central government’s assistance for relief work and rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure in flood-hit areas of the state.

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda was also present in the meeting.

According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official, heavy rains have been forecast for Karnataka over the weekend due to a low-pressure trough that is expected to form over the Arabian Sea.

“A low pressure is expected to form over the southeast Arabian Sea, which can further intensify into depression and form into a cyclone,” IMD Bengaluru Director-incharge C.S. Patil told IANS here.

As a result of the low pressure in Arabian Sea, the coastal and south interior districts of Karnataka, including Bengaluru, are expected to receive heavy widespread rains, Patil stated.

The southern state capital has been receiving rains over the past week.

In the recent past, heavy rains had inundated several low-lying areas of Karnataka, uprooting trees and flooding arterial roads. It also witnessed landslide at several places.

More than 11,000 houses were damaged in Kodagu district.


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