KALESHWARAM:Even as the Godavari Pushakarams are fast approaching, works related to the construction of the ghats and other facilities are getting delayed at Kaleshwaram, which is touted as one of the major destinations for pilgrims during the upcoming fete.
The negligence of the contractors is said to be one of the reason for the delay in the works. Pushkaram ghat construction works had been stalled as some portion of the newly constructed ghats have submerged due to the increase in water level in Godavari. Even though the works were resumed on Tuesday, the workers said that the rains had become a major hurdle for the ongoing construction.
The water level took a dip from seven feet to five feet on Tuesday allowing the construction works to resume. But, experts say that the five feet of water in the river can also pose a threat to lives. On top of that, security personnels have not been stationed at the ghat, but the some of the pilgrims have said that they are taking care while taking a dip in the river.
The VIP ghat construction has also come to a standstill due to the continuous rains.
According to official reports, at Kaleshwaram construction of one pushkar ghat is complete and two others will be built in time for the Pushkarams, scheduled to begin from July 14 to 25. On the other hand, the construction of the CC road fromKaleshwara Swamy temple to Godavari ghats has not been completed yet.
sOnly one of the lanes, for half-a-km, has been completed. Due to the recent rains in the district, the remaining portion has now become muddy.