Mysore, May 31 (MTY&DM)- Five small houses located adjacent to the Mysore-Bangalore Railway Track at Medar Block Slum, Bamboo Bazaar (Ward No. 34), suffered damages as loose earth piled up by the Railway Department for ramp work for track doubling, slided in the heavy downpour last night.
When the mud heap slid down, storm water gushed into the houses situated in the low-lying area leading to the collapse of the rear walls.
Seeing the walls collapsing, the inmates rushed out and managed to take shelter in other nearby houses. Fortunately, no one was injured. On learning about the mishap, Slum-dwellers Association representative J. Robert visited the spot and informed the Mayor and the local Corporator about it.
The damaged houses belonged to Mary-Muniyappa, Gayatri-Narayana, Raji-Shankara, Lakshmi-Rajesh and Radha-Sanjeeva couple.
Inmates ignore Rly. official's advice
Meanwhile, some slum-dwellers who spoke to SOM said a Railway official had instructed the residents of these 5 houses to vacate them some 15 days ago as the earth work for ramp erection was to begin. But the inmates did not heed his advice.
The Railway official, on seeing that the residents had not vacated their houses, had been taking extra care in the ramp work, they said.
Heavy rains that lashed the city last night affected the residents of Gandhinagar also. The Under Ground Drainage (UGD) water gushed into several houses in the area after the lid of manholes were dislodged due to pressure created on account of clogged storm water drains, putting the residents of the area to a lot of hardship. Various Corporation teams rushed to the area to clear the clogged drains.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore