September 19, 2022

The Mumbai-Bengaluru freeway continued to be shut for visitors for the third day on Sunday. The freeway’s stretch close to Shiroli village in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra remained submerged even right this moment as heavy rainfall battered the states in previous few days.

Kolhapur district police knowledgeable information company PTI that round 2,000 Karnataka-bound autos, together with vehicles, have been stranded on the nationwide freeway.

The freeway has been shut for vehicular visitors since Friday after a part of it received submerged because of rising water stage on account of incessant rains within the district.

Kolhapur Superintendent of Police (SP) Shailesh Balkawde stated that the stretch close to Shiroli continued to be closed for the vehicular motion close to Shiroli village because the bridge close to there remained inundated.

Balkawde additional stated that if the water stage of the Panchganga river in Kolhapur goes down additional, there could possibly be probabilities of water receding on the stretch. The stretch of this freeway in Belgaum district of Karnataka can be underneath water.

The SP stated that association to offer meals, water and different vital issues to the stranded individuals was being achieved with the assistance of the social organisations.

PTI reported that the water stage of the Panchganga river at Rajaram weir got here right down to 50.7 ft, though it’s nonetheless above the hazard mark of 43 ft.

4 automated gates of upstream Radhanagari dam have been opened and water was being launched at 6,900 cusec price on Sunday evening, the district administration stated.

The Indian Military has stepped up its reduction and rescue operations in Sangli, Kohlapur, and Ratnagiri districts. The flood-relief columns in coordination with the civil administration evacuated over 80 stranded locals from the flood-affected areas of Bastwad in Kolhapur.

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