CM visits flood-hit areas, says SWDs will get Rs 1,100 cr more

CM visits flood-hit areas, says SWDs will get Rs 1,100 cr more

After spending huge sums on the storm water drain (SWD) work for Bengaluru, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is planning to provide another Rs 1,100 crore for this project in the coming days.As he inspected the rain-affected areas on Wednesday afternoon, Siddaramaiah said, "We have already given about Rs 800 crore for this project. Another Rs 300 crore was announced two weeks ago. We have completed work on around a 400-kilometre stretch of the 842 kilometres.

We have spent around Rs 1,100 crore so far. I think we need to allot an equal amount again for the remaining work."As some parts of the city were devastated by water logging problems due to heavy rains, many people have been badly affected, especially in areas like HSR Layout and Koramangala, which were inundated nearly four times in a span of 20 days.Siddaramaiah visited JC Road, Shanthinagar BMTC bus stand, HSR Layout, Ramamurthy Nagar and Pai Layout in KR Puram.

Much to everyones surprise, he did not visit Koramangala, which was one of the worst affected areas in the city.The residents of HSR Layout listed out their grievances to the chief minister. He assured them that this work has been taken up on priority and they have taken it seriously. "This is unprecedented rain. We would not have faced this situation today had the previous government taken proper measures," said Siddaramaiah.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Ramalinga Re...

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