Rains continued to lash components of Kolhapur, as a consequence of which the Panchganga river within the district is flowing above the hazard mark, they stated.
Speaking concerning the visitors state of affairs on the Mumbai-Bengaluru freeway, Kolhapur’s district superintendent of police Shailesh Balkawde stated, “Forward of Kagal (in Kolhapur), a stretch of street close to a village in Belgaum district of Karnataka has obtained inundated as a consequence of rainwater on Friday. Subsequently, now we have stopped the circulation of visitors going in direction of the neighbouring state from the Kolhapur facet.”
An official from the Kolhapur district catastrophe administration cell stated the water degree of the Panchganga river continues to rise.
“Until 9 am on Friday, the water degree of the river on the Rajaram weir reached 48.1 ft. It’s nicely above the hazard mark of 43 ft,” he stated.
A complete of 114 bunds have gone below 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 as a consequence of heavy rains and 965 households had been shifted to safer locations.
They’d additionally stated that two individuals, together with a lady, had been additionally swept away at completely different locations within the district through the downpour.