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AP Maharashtra road link snapped

Published: 22nd July 2013 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2013 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

The road connectivity between Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra has been completely cut off with river Penganga over flowing near the Sirpur (T) mandal for the last five days. The Thatichettu Vorre and Tonkini Vaagu too are flowing at six feet height over the low level bridge.

The Koutalla and Bejjur mandals with 42 villages are completely submerged in water and locals are travelling by country boats. The road connectivity at Venkataraopet via Maharashtra too has been badly damaged and the traffic came to a standstill.

Around 61 roads under the roads and buildings department and 16 roads under panchayat raj are also battered according to preliminary reports.

The special officer for the flood survey Ahmed Nadeem visited flood effected areas of Pednalwada, Kouta and Sngivi (k) villages in Jainath mandal and took note of the situation.

The district collector A Babu said that steps are being taken to control the outbreak of epidemic diseases. “We are conducting review meeting with the district medical and health office (DM&HO), rural water supply (RWS) and other departments and started the chlorination process in the villages and tribal areas,” he said.  According to officials the rehabilitation camps were arranged by the administration and the villagers were asked to move into the camps. The villagers from Karajni in Tamsi mandal said that floods had damaged their houses and food materials and demanded the government to speed-up rescue operations.

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