Warangal: While rains continue to batter Warangal city, several low-lying areas have remained inundated on Tuesday causing much trouble to people living in those areas. To take stock of the situation, Warangal Mayor Gundu Sudharani along with Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) Commissioner P Pravinya inspected the flood situation in the colonies that remained in the water. Both of them along with the staff of the GWMC visited Lakshmiganathi colony, Madhura Nagar, Santoshimatha colony, NTR Nagar, Brundavan Colony, Sai Nagar, Mysaiah Nagar, Kashi Kunta, BR Nagar and CR Nagar and interacted with the residents.
Speaking on the occasion, Mayor said that they had already prepared a detailed plan to avoid the flooding of the residential areas along the Bondivagu Nala in consultation with the Irrigation Department officials.
“We have also set up a relief camp at Santoshi Matha garden for the help of the flood victims of Mysaiah Nagar, BR Nagar, Kashsi Kunta, and CR Nagar. We are also arranging food, water and milk at the centre,” she added. She also said that the works taken up to avoid inundation of the low-lying areas under the GWMC limits with Rs 77 crore were in the progress.
GWMC Commissioner Pravinya said that they had identified a total of 42 low-lying areas in the city and formed special teams division wise to provide immediate relief to the flood victims. According to the official sources, nearly 500 people were shifted to four relief centres, while 1500 others were also provided with the meal on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, District Congress Committee (DCC) president Nani Rajender Reddy along with a few party workers has visited the Amaravati Nagar and Tulsi Bar localities that were inundated by the floods waters in 57 th division. He alleged that the officials had utterly failed to check the flooding of the colonies. As the 100 feet road near Tulsi Bar is underwater, the police have set up barricades to restrict the vehicle movement on the road.
Speaking to Telangana Today, G Rajkumar Reddy, a resident near Tulsi Bar, has blamed the GWMC officials for the inundation of the colonies. “Though the government has sanctioned the funds, the GWMC has failed to take up works to prevent the flooding,” he alleged.
Police Commissioner Dr Tarun Joshi along with DCP K Pushpa Reddy has visited Amaravati Nagar, Bhadrakali Nagar, Pothana Nagar and localities along the Hunter Road and directed the police officials to take steps to prevent untoward incidents.
Meanwhile, several streams and rivulets have been overflowing in the erstwhile Warangal district. The traffic on National Highway (NH) 163 was suspended for several hours as the water from the Kakatkshapur tank overflowing the highway near Katakshapur village of Atmakur mandal. With the Jampanna vagu is overflowing, Yelubaka, Pagidapur, Urattam, Gonepally and several other tribal hamlets were cut off from the rest of the villages. Crops in nearly 2,000 acres were also inundated by the floodwaters in SS Tadvai mandal of Mulugu district.
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