Kagna River overflows, sweeps away part of road in Tandur

Officials are waiting for the flood water to recede for taking up road repair works to restore traffic movement. They said it would take at least two days to complete the repair works.

By   |  Published: 3rd Jul 2020  9:55 amUpdated: 3rd Jul 2020  9:15 pm

Hyderabad: The traffic movement between Tandur town in Vikarabad and Mahabubnagar districts was cut off completely after a portion of a main road was damaged due to heavy flow of rain water from Kagna River in Tandur on Friday morning.

Owing to the sudden downpour that lashed Tandur on Thursday night, water started flowing from the river which is 1 km from Tandur town and cut off the road around 6.30 am disrupting the traffic movement.

On coming to know about the damage to the road that mainly connects Kodangal, a large number of villagers thronged the place. MLA P Rohit Reddy and MLC P Mahender Reddy too visited the spot and enquired with the officials concerned.

Five years ago, the same road was damaged during the rainy season. Officials had then promised to take necessary steps to ensure that such an incident would not occur in the future. However, locals complained that only the damaged portion was filled with soil and temporarily repaired that time.

On Friday morning, the road suffered a breach because of heavy flow of rain water from Kagna river. Villagers requested the officials concerned to repair the road only after ensuring proper flow of rain water beneath the stretch.

Officials, however, said they were waiting for the rain water to recede for taking up road repair works to restore traffic movement. They said it would take at least two days to complete the repair works.

Meanwhile, in Shamshabad, a car was damaged after a dilapidated building adjacent to the municipal complex caved in due to heavy rain on Thursday night. Municipal workers cleared the debris in the morning.

 


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