Nalgonda: Thousands of people from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continued to make a beeline for Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) on Friday to catch a glimpse of water gushing from all its 26 crest gates.
With the inflows into the project continuing to be high, 7,11,828 cusecs, all the 26 crest gates of NSP were opened to release water downstream. The discharge of water was 6,65,164 cusecs. In addition to this, 2,712 cusecs was being released to the Left Canal and 600 cusecs to the low-level canal of Alimineti Madhava Reddy-Srisailam Left Bank Canal (AMR-SLBC). The water level in the project touched 585.8 ft against its Full Reservoir Level of 590 ft. The storage of water in the project was 299.74 tmc against its gross storage capacity of 312 tmc.
To prevent traffic jam, police stopped vehicles 2 km before the dam on the approach road from Hill Colony. People had to walk down to the dam.
Officials expect the numbers to go up over the weekend, and have taken up measures to avoid any inconvenience to the public.