Rain woes continue

THE HANS INDIA |   Aug 21,2018 , 05:53 AM IST

Open cast mining area filled with water at a coal mining area in Bhupalpally

Warangal: A fresh spell of rain on Monday disrupted normal life across the erstwhile district of Warangal. As a result, several low-lying areas in the region were under a sheet of water. Rainwater entered into residential area of Bhavani Nagar in Hanamkonda forcing the people to stay in knee deep waters.

In Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district, streams and rivulets continue to overflow for the last six days disrupting road links to several villages. With the Kappavagu in full flow, Mangapet-Ramachandrunipet road taken a dent. In Mangapet mandal, farmers appeared gloomy due to washing away of paddy transplantations in their fields.

Narasimha Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Sanagakunta, Puredpally and Narendraraopet villages remained cut off with the overflowing of streams.
In Warangal Rural district, heavy rain left cotton fields in Atmakur, Shayampet and Damera mandals under a sheet of water.

Meanwhile, Godavari river continues to receive huge inflows. The water level at Ramannagudem under Mangapet mandal has reached 8.25 meters.  

With the water entering the open cast sector 1 and 2 areas, Singareni authorities suspended mining operations. About 48,000 tonnes of coal production was affected, it’s learnt.

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