GUNTUR: The people of Amaravati were cut off from the rest of the district as road communications were disrupted due to heavy rain Thursday.
Travelling on the Amaravati-Guntur and Amaravati-Vijayawada routes has been banned due to overflowing of streams. The low-lying areas of Amaravati town have been inundated, causing innumerable problems to the residents.
Two major streams ‘Kondaveeti Vagu’ and ‘Mella Vagu’ are overflowing on the Amaravati-Vijayawada route. ‘Kondaveeti Vagu’ at Endrai and ‘Mella Vagu’ at Narukullapadu are flowing 4 feet above the road. Both these streams empty themselves in river Krishna, near Amaravati. As road network has been severed, about 50 APSRTC services between Guntur and Amaravati have been cancelled.
Guntur regional manager PV Rama Rao said that bus services to Amaravati will be restored only after the floods recede and normalcy is restored.
In Amaravati town, the residents of Gandhi Bomma Centre and Bandachenu Colony are facing hardships due to submesion of their areas. “It started raining heavily since Wednesday and there has been no let till Thursday afternoon.
Though the situation is under control in the town, many have cancelled journeys due to lack of transport facilities,” said Alla Lakshminarayana , a resident of Amaravati. While normal life the town was affected, standing crops suffered a big blow.