Mysuru: The residents of nearly 135 houses bordering Manandavadi Road are living in fear that if rains lash the city again, their houses might get submerged just like it did yesterday.
It may be recalled that for the first time in the history of this heritage city, the residents were rescued in inflated dinghy boats.
MCC Commissioner G. Jagadeesha, speaking to SOM here this morning said, “DC Randeep and myself toured the rain-affected areas like Srirampura, Kanakagiri and Aravindnagar from 5 in the morning till late in the night amidst Dasara programmes yesterday. The DC has assured to release funds if required from the Calamity Relief fund to those who have lost a lot of property. However, the Tahasildar and Revenue Inspectors will do a survey and based on their report a decision will be taken by the DC.”
Regarding the breach of Manandavadi bridge, he said that the vent should be raised and a tender for Rs. 5 crore has been called to see that the 90 degree turn is straightened as the bend here has caused the floods.
It was a sad sight to see the plight of the residents whose houses were inundated with water on the night of Sept. 26 and morning of Sept. 27, as they were all found cleaning the houses, here this morning.
Each one of them had a tale to narrate as nearly 65 fridges, 70 washing machines, many LED smart TVs , home theatres were damaged. Even a gas cylinder in a house was washed away, while several were found floating. The UPS had also conked out and there was no power in the entire area the whole of yesterday and it was restored only this morning. All the provisions in the house like ragi and rice and other daily needs like vegetables were destroyed. In fact in some of the houses the cereals had sprouted due to rain water.
Ananthkumar a businessman and a resident of 6th Cross, Srirampura, has lost furniture and other items worth Rs. 3 lakh.
Rangaswamy, a teacher in Nanjangud taluk had to first move his pregnant wife to safety yesterday. In Corporator Kempanna’s brother-in-law Naganna’s house washing machine, fridge and sofa sets were damaged.
Marks cards, house documents wet
The degree certificates, marks cards and house documents were found floating and many of the residents feared that it would be very difficult for them to get duplicate sets. In one of the residences, all the certificates were placed on tables and on the ground for them to dry.
However, the MCC Commissioner said that if there was any problems in the house documents being destroyed or the letters in the documents smudged then the MCC would issue duplicate certificates free of cost.