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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS/DRD)
Mangaluru, Jun 30: Heavy rains have been lashing in the district of Dakshina Kannada for the past two days including the city of Mangaluru. Some private educational institutions have declared holiday on Thursday, June 30.
The route from Adyar to Kannur in city was blocked due to water-logging and people were seen pushing their two-wheeler through the submerged roads. Water also gushed into premises of a private hospital in Kannur.
The road from Mangaluru to Moodbidri is completely submerged in water causing a traffic jam. The commuters were having a time moving past the national highway near Kulshekar. Traffic was completely disrupted from Kudupu to Shakthinagar and people were found stranded for more than an hour, when reports last came in. Rain fury has been reported from Kottara Chowki and several other localities in the city.
Schools instructed to ensure children's safety
Deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra said, “As heavy rains are lashing the district, continuous monitoring is done to avoid any damage or loss of life. If students have arrived to school, the schools are instructed to carry on with the classes. In areas where it is not possible for students to reach school, holiday is declared."
“Officers of educational department are instructed to take care of the safety of children who have already arrived at various schools. Tahsildars and zonal educational officers are directed to take a decision on declaring holiday based on the situation of respective taluks," he said.
“The meteorological department has announced orange alert on Thursday. If the rains continue on Friday too in the same manner, decision will be taken to declare a holiday for schools after assessing the situation,” he added.