The chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao toured the flood-affected areas of erstwhile Warangal and Khammam districts on Sunday.
Due to inclement weather, he went by road from Hanamkonda to Bhadrachalam in the early hours accompanied by chief secretary Mr Somesh Kumar, ministers, and other officials.
Mr KCR reached Hanamkonda by road last night and camped at former MP Capt V Laxmikantha Rao where he held a meeting with the district officials and public representatives. He took stock of the situation.
On Sunday morning, he left for Bhadrachalama via Eturunagaram and Manuguru where he held a meeting with the local officials and ministers there. On damage to the retaining wall of river Godavari which comes under the jurisdictions of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments, he said he would soon convene a meeting of officials of both the states and get it repaired as soon as possible.
The chief minister interacted with those in rehabilitation centres and inquired about the facilities being provided by the officials – food, and medicines among others. He promised them to build new housing colonies and shift them from the submergence area permanently soon. He announced Rs 1,000 crore for Bhadrachalam development and to build a contour around the holy Sri Rama Temple.
Mr KCR listened in rapt attention to the MLAs and ministers on how the flood affected and river Godavari posed a threat of loss of life and property.
He appreciated the officials and ministers for their dedication and in preventing loss of life.
From Bhadrachalam, he went on an aerial survey of villages submerged in flood waters, and later he held a meeting with the ITDA, Eturunagaram which was going on till the last report came in.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao