Gandikota-hit villagers vow to fight State oppression
THE HANS INDIA |
Jan 11,2017 , 08:51 PM IST
The authorities have allegedly been releasing 1,000 to 1,500 cusecs of water every day to force the villagers out
The Chennai Bombay railway line that once passed through the Korrapadu village of Kondapur Mandal in YSR Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh now lies vacant. After the State’s bifurcation, the railway line was shifted almost two km down south. Adjacent to the railway line in Korrapadu is the Kadapa Tadipathri State highway. A new highway is also being built as an alternative to this one.
All this, because Korrapadu and 21 other villages are expected to get submerged in the 26 TMC Gandikota Reservoir. Ironically, the government felt that it was necessary to construct an alternative highway and a railway line, but felt that it was not its responsibility to rehabilitate people in the affected villages.