Heavy rain hits normal life

Heavy rain hits normal life
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Rivers, streams in Adilabad overflowing Godavari-level rising steadily Hyderabad: Heavy rains in...

  • Rivers, streams in Adilabad overflowing
  • Godavari-level rising steadily

Hyderabad: Heavy rains in Adilabad and Nizamabad districts and in Vijayawada paralysed normal life on Tuesday, as several water bodies have been overflowing following downpour during the last two days. Many low-lying areas in the two districts have been inundated. The level in the Godavari is steadily rising as rains have been occurring in its catchment areas.

Many rivers and streams in Adilabad district have been overflowing, hitting normal life in 70 villages and transport facilities to about 40 villages. Water entered houses in many residential colonies. Reservoirs at Ellampalli, Gollavagu, Nilvai projects received significant inflows.

Heavy flood water is flowing into the Gorlapalli Vagu, in Vemanapalli mandal, following continuous rain since Monday morning. The water is overflowing a temporary bridge on the stream posing problems to people of 25 villages on the other side. If the trend continues people may have to use country boats to move.Many roads in Nizamabad district were flooded due to incessant rain since Monday evening, severely impacting movement of people. In Nizamabad town the pits dug for underground drainage work are full of water, inviting strong resentment from the road-users. Residents of Nizamabad, Kamaraddy, Bodhan, Banswada, Yellareddy, Jukkal have to wade through muddy roads. Heavy flood water is flowing into the Sriramsagar Project. The infIow is 6,300 cusecs.

Continuous rain in Vijayawada with brief halts caused severe inconvenience to residents and vehicle-users. Several low-lying areas in Ajitsinghnagar, Machavaram, Satyanarayanpuram, Mogalrajapuram, Kothavanthena Centre, Patamata, Christurajapuram, Brahmin Street, Wynchipuram, Kothapet, besides low bridge at Kaleswaram Market have been affected.

Meanwhile, flood level in the Godavari is rising. About 4.57 lakh cusecs of water is being let out into the sea from Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram, after releasing 3,400 cusecs, 2,400 cusecs and 5,500 cusecs to the Eastern, Central and Western delta. The water level at the barrage stood at 8.6 meters. The level at Bhadrachalam is 32.8 meters.

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