More rains forecast in TS

More rains forecast in TS

Widespread rains disrupt normal life at many places in dists

Hyderabad: As cyclonic circulation prevailing over the Bay of Bengal, sky conditions in Hyderabad and Telangana are likely to remain cloudy and moderate to heavy rains are likely in the next 24 hours, according to the weather department.

Many parts of Telangana like Khammam, Bhadra­cha­lam, Ramagundam, Han­am­konda, Medak, Mah­bubnagar and Adilabad recorded moderate to heavy rains on Sunday. Hyderabad too may continue to experience short spells of rain.

Incessant rains for the last three days have affected normal life in parts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Jayashanker Bhupalpally, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jagtiyal and Warangal districts. Streams and rivulets in the erstwhile Adilabad district are in spate.

A private jeep carrying passengers was stuck in water in Shaikguda stream after hitting a big rock on Sunday. The driver jumped out to save his life leaving passengers in the vehicle.

Police swung into action and with great difficulty shifted the passengers to safety.

Road connectivity to some villages in Jainath and Bela mandals was cut off as floodwater was flowing above culverts and bridges.

Students of a model school who were asked to stay in the school as Bangaru Guda stream was in spate were safely sent back to their homes around midnight through an alternative route from Jainath.

Meanwhile, non-stop rains in Sadasivpet mandal of Sangareddy district resulted in partial damage to houses. In a wall collapse incident in Mandikunta village, an old woman, Manemma, lost her life.

Local MLA Jagga Reddy visited the spot and gave Rs 50,000 to her family and assured them of getting compensation from the government.

Meanwhile, authorities alerted locals in a few places of Jagtiyal and Jayashankar Bhupalpally districts after the water level of Godavari started increasing.

It touched Pushkar Ghats and was flowing just 4 feet under the bridge in Rayapatnam. Tahasildar Venkat Reddy and other revenue staff have alerted the people in low-lying areas.

A similar situation was seen at Pushkar Ghats in Mangapeta of Bhupallpally district and officials alerted locals and fishermen not to venture into the river.

The water level in Godavari at Bhadrachalam has receded on Sunday. The first warning level continues, the officials said.

The rains upstream and in the state has helped in reservoirs receiving good inflows. According to officials, water reached the full storage capacity of 9.56 tmcft in Jurala project and it is receiving 2.39 lakh cusecs of inflows.

Presently, 87.25 tmcft water is available in the Srisailam project as against its total capacity of 215.807 tmcft. Nearly 2.25 lakh cusecs of water are coming from upstream projects to the Srisailam dam.

The upstream projects like Narayanapur and Almatti in Karnataka are receiving more than 2.25 lakh cusecs of inflows. Medigadda and Annaram barrages, Yellampalli reservoir and several locations in the Kaleshwaram project also received good inflows.

However, Nagarjunasagar has still only 126 tmcft as against its total storage capacity of 312 tmcft. Similarly, Dr KL Rao Pulichintala project is almost empty as against its storage capacity of 45 tmcft.

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