Khammam: Incessant rains have hit normal life in the erstwhile Khammam district on Monday and many low-lying areas in Khammam city were inundated with rain waters.
With water-logging in on main thoroughfares, vehicular traffic was affected severely. Areas like Old Bus Stand, Yellandu crossroads, Old Prabhat Talkies area, Gollapadu, and Sundaraiah Nagar were flooded with rainwater. At several places, there was knee-deep water-logging on the roads posing a challenge for the two-wheeler riders to travel. In a few areas, rainwater entered into the houses causing inconvenience to the residents.
During the past 24 hours, the district received an average rainfall of 26.1 mm as 21 mandals in the district received moderate to heavy rainfall. Kamepalli mandal received 65.6 mm rainfall while Enkoor received 57 mm rainfall. Kothagudem district witnessed an average rainfall of 31.6 mm as all the 23 mandals received moderate to heavy rainfall during the past 24 hours. Burgampadu mandal witnessed the highest rainfall in the day with 87.6 mm rainfall while Annapureddipalle received 80.5 mm rainfall.
Meanwhile, coal production was affected in SCCL’s open cast mines in Khammam and Kothagudem districts due to the water logging in the mines. Due to the continuous rainfall around 4000 tonnes of coal production was affected in Yellandu JK OC and Koyagudem OC.