WARANGAL: Life in the erstwhile Warangal district has been thrown out of gear due to the continuous rainfall for the past three days. Major water bodies have received copious rainfall across Mulugu, Warangal Rural and Jayashankar Bhupalpally districts.
With heavy inflows, the Godavari was flowing over the Pavuralavagu bridge on NH 163 in Wazeed of Mulugu district, shutting down road transport between Telangana state and Chhattisgarh. With water flowing dangerously over the bridge, police set up barricades and shut it down.
The Laknavarm lake in Govindaraopet mandal is full; water has risen till the suspension bridges and the tourism cottages.
The Bogatha waterfalls has been shut down for visitors due to the massive flow of water following heavy rainfall in upstream Maharastra.
The culvert across the Vattivagu between Chinnaboinapalli and Shapalli villages in Eturnagaram mandal got washed away due to floods cutting down transport to and from interior villages.
Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao inspected several flood-affected areas in Warangal and Hanamkonda and said that due to the precautionary measures of the state government, no untoward incident has taken place so far in the erstwhile Warangal district despite heavy rains.
He asked collectors to remain alert and monitor the situation from time to time. He warned fishermen against venturing our for fishing.
Warangal Urban district collector Rajeev Gandhi Hanumanthu said a 17 member team of NDRF personnel have arrived from Vijayawada in the city to attend to any emergency situation.