CM KCR monitors flood situation; guides ministers and officials

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao kept himself updated all through the day guiding ministers and officials handling the flood situation in the state. According to the officials, this was the highest rainfall in the history of the state. In Laxmidevipeta of Mulugu district, a highest of 65 cm rain was recorded. The Chityal Mandal in Mulugu district and Chelpur and Regonda mandalas in Bhupalpally and Velpur in Nizamabad witnessed an unusual amount of rain.

The Moranchapalli village in Bhupalpally district was marooned and several were reported to have been washed away in flood fury. The State government pressed into service army helicopters and inflatable boats and saved 900 people from the trap. As many as 108 villages were inundated in flood waters across the state. The officials shifted 10,696 people to relief camps.

Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Minister Satyavathi Rathod, Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao and others were seen wading through the knee deep flood assuring the flood victims of all the help. As a precautionary measure, the state government has declared holidays to all the educational institutions. Chief Minister Mr KCR called up several ministers over telephone and guided them on relief and rehabilitation measures to be taken. He also asked the officials to keep a tab on the irrigation projects and monitor the flood levels and discharge of water down the streams.

Meanwhile, the BRS working president and Municipal Administration minister Mr KT Rama Rao appealed to all the party cadres to take part in relief and rehabilitation work. He accused the Congress and BJP leaders of trying to gain political mileage at a time when the people are in distress due to floods.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao