TelanganaRains: Provide safety to rain affected people: KCR
Hyderabad, Sept.7 (Maxim News): Telangana Rains – Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today reviewed from Delhi the situation that arose out of heavy rains that are lashing the state. The CM spoke to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar over phone in this regard and issued necessary instructions. The CM instructed the CS that district collectors and the official machinery should be put on high alert and take all the required measures.
The CM said that the officials concerned should be on alert as tanks, lakes and rivulets are flooding due to the heavy rains in the rural areas and ensure that people there are not put to any inconvenience. Due to the incessant rains, officials should be on high alert about the power, roads and drainage sectors. All the officials and employees to the lowest level of the Municipal Administration, Panchayat Raj, Roads and Buildings, electricity departments should be asked to be alert.
The CM also wanted that people living in the low-lying areas should not be put to any difficulties and for this irrigation department officials should take all the necessary measures. The officials should also make alternative arrangements and take up rehabilitation measures. He also wanted the NDRF and Disaster Management teams to be put on standby in the backdrop of the Met department issuing warnings. The CM wanted public representatives to stay put in their respective Constituencies and coordinate the measures between the administration and people.
The CM asked people to stay indoors especially those living in the low-lying areas and stay safe.
It is to mention here that several parts in the Rajanna Siricilla district, Jagtial, Karimnagar, and Warangal districts have witnessed floods due to the heavy rains in the areas. In Warangal, authorities have announced red and orange alerts across districts. As per reports, Nadikuda in Hanamkonda received 38 cm of rainfall.
Several tanks in the districts have flooded with heavy inflow from the upstream areas. Collectors in flood-prone districts are closely monitoring the situation, safety measures were issued to people living along low-lying areas and tanks. A toll-free helpline was set up to look into the issues pertaining to rain havoc in Warangal and Hanamkonda collectorates.
Inundation in low-lying areas has been reported in Siricilla, Jammikunta of Karimnagar, Warangal, and several other places. Meanwhile, disaster management authorities have already roped in two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in Siricilla in view of the situation.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad, on Tuesday issued a red alert for at least five districts namely Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, and Karimnagar district.
A yellow warning has been issued to Rajanna Sirisilla, Mancherial, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Komarambheem Asifabad, Peddapalle, Warangal (Urban), Warangal (Rural), Mahabubabad, Kamareddy districts as heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places. And heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Medak, Sangareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, Hyderabad, Vikarabad, Rangareddy, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Jangaon districts of Telangana. (Maxim News)