Vijayawada: Heavy rains created havoc in Vijayawada city on Friday. All major junctions and main roads were flooded with rainwater, causing inconvenience to the public. Majority of drains in city are blocked with the rains on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Roads in Mogalrajapuram and Machavaram are also flooded.
Continuous rains are causing problems to citizens. Officials of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), who are clearing blocked drains, are neglecting residential colonies which are facing problems with stagnated water. Colonies like Machavaram down, Gurunanak Nagar, Siddhartha Nagar and Gunadala have been facing the mosquito menace with blocked drains.
“Colony roads were spoiled due to continuous rains. Water-logging is causing inconvenience to motorists and has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes ,” said Manchikanti Ramaiah, a resident of Cherukuru Ramabrahmam Veedhi, Machavaram down area.
The sanitation and public health wing is closely monitoring the situation with the directions from the municipal commissioner and special teams are clearing the blocked drainages. We have also focused on sanitation in colonies. We will clear them in a day or two, said VMC officials.
Residents of hilly terrains in city, especially in Moghalrajapuram and Gunadala areas, are worried as there is a possibility of huge boulders falling from hill slides.
“Continuous rains have been creating tension as mud under huge boulders on hill gets eroded. The VMC and ruling party leaders, who promised a protection wall, have failed to implement their promise,” Mariyadasu Esobu Ratnam, a resident of Gunadala hilly terrain, said....