KARIMNAGAR: With heavy inflows of water from upstream, all barrages under Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) have filled to their full capacity. Following this, entire inflows are being released downstream.
At Lakshmi Barrage in Medigadda of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, heavy inflow of 9,87,810 cusecs of water has been recorded. Officials opened 85 flood gates to release the same amount of water downstream. The barrage is at its full capacity of 16.17 tmc and is in free flow condition.
The Saraswathi Barrage at Annaram is receiving inflows of 1,23,900 cusecs. Authorities have lifted all 66 floodgates and are releasing these inflows downstream. The barrage has attained its full capacity of 10.87 tmc with free flow.
Inflows at Parvathi Barrage are 1,02,885 cusecs and all 66 floodgates have been lifted to release the same amount of water downstream. The barrage has attained the full capacity of 8.83 tmc and is in free flow condition.
Sripada Yellampalli reservoir is receiving 60,797 cusecs of water of which 54,603 cusecs is being released downstream by lifting eight flood gates. The current water storage in Yellampalli is 13.065 tmc against its full capacity of 20.175 tmc.
Meanwhile, BJP national executive member Vivek Venkataswamy accused Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao of wasting public money running into some lakhs of crores on mega projects. Because of his thoughtless action, Telangana, whose revenues had been in surplus, has been driven into debts.
The BJP leader alleged that the state has paid ₹30,000 crore in interest in four years for constructing the Kaleshwaram project. He demanded that the state government disclose how much money it has lent in the name of Kaleshwaram Corporation.
Venkataswamy regretted that when Kannepally and Annaram pump houses got totally submerged in flood waters, CM KCR did not hold even a single review during the month....