The Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway Shut For The Third Consecutive Day On Sunday

The intense downpour has resulted in water-logging in many areas in Maharashtra, causing the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway to be shut for vehicles.

The Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway Shut For The Third Consecutive Day On Sunday

As reported by the PTI, the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway was persistently shut for vehicles on Sunday, for the third day in a row. This is attributed to the flood-stricken Shiroli village near Kolhapur district in Maharashtra.

Owing to this fact, approximately 2,000 Karnataka connected vehicles, were stuck on the national highway, mention officials. Since Friday, the highway has restricted its services to commuters as a certain section was underwater due to the high water levels caused due to the intense downpour in the area.

According to Shailesh Balkawde, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police (SP), the area near Shiroli was shut for vehicles close to the Shiroli village because the bridge was flooded. Reports also claimed that if the Panchganga river's water level in Kolhapur, reduces, there is a possibility that the water levels may diminish.

Moreover, the stretch which falls under the Belgaum area in Karnataka was submerged. Basic necessities are being provided to those stranded with the aid of social organizations, claimed the official.

Officials are also of the opinion that Panchganga’s water levels at the Rajaram were reduced to 50.7 feet. However, this is still above the danger mark of 43 feet. Reports also mention that four automated gates of the upstream Radhanagari dam were opened. On Sunday night, additionally, water was let out at a 6,900 cusec rate.

Over 1.45 lakh individuals who were said to be deserted in Kolhapur, were moved, to safer places. In Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sangli, the Indian Army is stated to aid in the rescue ad relief operations.

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