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B’luru floods: BBMP distributes Rs 25,000 compensation cheques to 344 families


Team Udayavani, Oct 26, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued cheques of Rs 25,000 each to 344 families whose houses were flooded by rainwater after heavy rains created havoc in the city.

Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka and BBMP Administrator Gaurav Gupta distributed the cheques were to 344 households in the city together, 304 households in Dattatreya Nagar, and 40 in Kumaraswamy Layout. BBMP officials said Rs 86 lakh compensation was handed over in total as on Sunday.

Minister Ashoka also announced that Rs 10,000 compensation will be given for households with minor damages and that officials have been asked to prepare a list of such houses.

“Encroachments blocking the flow of water will be cleared in another eight to nine months to prevent waterlogging,” he assured the families.

Earlier during the day, the BBMP Administrator visited Hoskerehalli and Dattatreya layout to inspect stormwater drains and blockage caused by encroachments in the areas and their surroundings.

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