Shimsha waterway, a tributary of the Cauvery, crossed the risk mark on Thursday and immersed low-lying zones, including the Bengaluru-Mysuru roadway, in Maddur. The stream is the life saver of many towns in Tumakuru, Mandya, and Chamarajanagar regions. On the other hand, it had gone away on account of illicit sand extraction and sparse precipitation.
The catchment zones of the Shimsha, which begins in the southern piece of Devarayanadurga slope in Tumakuru locale, have been seeing overwhelming to substantial precipitation for as long as three days. Subsequently, the water-level in the Shimsha, and also a couple of lakes along the stream, had risen. The stream crossed the risk mark around 3 a.m. on Thursday and immersed some low-lying ranges along its course in Maddur, Revenue authorities said. It was expressed that the water entered Maddur from both Shimsha waterway and the Kolli lake.
Inferable from the flood, the Kolli Bridge (Shimsha Bridge) was submerged on the Bengaluru–Mysuru thruway, prompting surges in a few territories in the region of Kolli Bridge and Shivapura. There was a 3-ft water on the parkway close Kolli Circle at an early stage Thursday, Bhushan Gulabrao Borase, Mandya Superintendent of Police , said. Inferable from the flooding, the movement in the middle of Bengaluru and Mysuru was deadened for quite a while. The circumstance declined around 7 a.m., when a large number of individuals hurried to Kolli Bridge to watch the flooding stream.
Mr. Borase and different authorities likewise hurried to the spot and controlled the general population to clear path for the development of several vehicles stranded on both sides of the thruway. Ordinariness was restored by around 8.30 a.m. what's more, the water-level retreated by 10.30 a.m. There were gossipy tidbits that no less than three men, four bullocks, and two trucks had been washed away in the floodwaters. Be that as it may, the police later discovered the bits of gossip false.
The locale organization has chosen to orchestrate round-the-clock security at Kolli span throughout the following three days and to alarm the general population against wandering into the waterway to keep any untoward episodes. Shimsha stream begins in Tumakuru area and streams for around 221 km, before joining the Cauvery in Mandy