Pathway Washed Away; Residents Hit
Coimbatore: Residents of Madhampatti have been forced to travel several kilometers after rain washed away the State highways department’s alternative pathway in their locality on Saturday morning. According to sources, the State Highways Department built a new bridge across the Noyyal at Madhampatti at cost of Rs 4.20 crore. So an alternative route was set up across the Noyyal. Owing to the heavy downpour in the Western Ghats, there was a heavy flow in the river and the alternative route was washed away on Saturday.
Flood Alert as Pillur Dam Full
Coimbatore: A flood alert was sounded for people living along the banks of the river Bhavani as the Pillur dam was nearing its full capacity on Saturday. According to sources, the catchment area of Pillur dam had received 165 mm rain in 12 hours between 6am and 6pm on Friday. Due to the heavy downpour, the dam reached 94.50 feet as against its full capacity of 100 feet. On Friday, the dam was receiving an inflow of 7,000 cusecs. As rains subsided the inflow slipped to 1,000 cusecs by Saturday afternoon, sources said.