150 year old barrage in bad shape

Published: 22nd July 2013 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2013 12:51 PM   |  A+A-


Stamps and Registration Minister Thota Narasimham has said that the government will extend necessary help to the flood victims. The district administration evacuated 3,010 people from the low-lying areas to relief camps.

After inspecting Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram Sunday, he said that the officials are releasing 17 lakh cucecs of water into the sea.

The irrigation officials were directed to monitor the flood flow at the barrage. Proposals worth Rs 40 crore have been sent to the government to take up repair works of the 150-year-old barrage, and funds are likely to be released for the purpose.

Irrigation department superintending engineer DKV Rao, MLA Routhu Suryaprakasa Rao, MLC Indira, former MLC Kandula Durgesh were also present.

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