Khammam: Incessant rains for the past few days have disrupted normal life in erstwhile Khammam district and connectivity to several villages was cut off due to overflowing streams.
With a road near Lankapalli cut off, traffic on Khammam to Sathupalli was diverted over Pallewada, with water level in Wyra reservoir exceeding its full reservoir level. Surplus water was overflowing on four weirs and traffic between Lakshmipuram and Siripuram villages was closed.
Commissioner of Police (CP) Vishnu S Warrier visited VM Banjar, Kallur in the district and directed the police officers to be alert in view of widespread rains in the district. He told police officials to coordinate with revenue and R&B officials to ensure the safety of people.
Khammam District Collector V P Gautham said the district administration was on alert and measures had been taken to rehabilitate people living in low lying areas and a toll free call centre with number: 1077 was set up to assist the public.
Kothagudem District Collector D Anudeep said a round the clock control room was set up at the collector’s office with number: 08744-241950 to provide immediate relief to people in waterlogged areas due to incessant rains.
With heavy flow of flood water into Taliperu project in Cherla mandal, officials lifted 11 gates to discharge 13,145 cusecs of water downstream. Similarly, surplus water was also released last night from Kinnerasani reservoir at Paloncha.
The water level in river Godavari was increasing gradually, and by Thursday evening, the water level at Bhadrachalam pushkar ghat was 15 feet. The first warning level is 43 feet. With heavy rains in the river’s catchment, villagers on the banks of the river were put on alert.
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