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Roanu affects Pushkaralu works

Roanu affects Pushkaralu works
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The government is planning to develop bathing ghats at a stretch of more than 2 km starting from ferry village to Prakasam Barrage on the lines of...

Vijayawada: The ongoing Krishna Pushkaralu works in Vijayawada were affected with the Roanu cyclone. As the city has been witnessing incessant rainfall for the last 48 hours, the works were affected.

It may be noted here that the State government launched the flyover works near Kanaka Durga temple ghat road and national highway expansion works in Krishna Lanka along with widening of several city roads as part of Krishna Pushkaralu works.

In addition, the officials started the evacuation of Krishna river bank to construct new bathing ghats. The government is planning to develop bathing ghats at a stretch of more than 2 km starting from ferry village to Prakasam Barrage on the lines of bathing ghats developed during Godavari Pushkaralu at Rajahmundry.

As the city has been witnessing rainfall for the last two days, the officials stopped works at several places as the entire area turned slushy making it difficult to carry out the works. The officials pressed JCBs into service to remove encroachments alongside several roads in the city and started filling the margins to widen the roads in the city in view of Krishna Pushkaralu. Vehicle users were forced to take diversion at several places with the ongoing road widening works.

Meanwhile, the Endowments officials also started the development works at Sri Kanaka Durga Temple. As per the master plan, the government decided to demolish some structures around the temple to provide circulating area for devotees on the lines of Mada Street in Tirumala.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting and directed the officials to expedite Krishna Pushkaralu works.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP) J V Ramudu also reviewed arrangements for the ensuing Krishna Pushkaralu with senior police officers.
Security arrangements at ghats, setting up of CCTV cameras, traffic management on highways and provision for parking were discussed.

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