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Relief operations begin on war footing in Srikakulam district

Relief operations begin on war footing in Srikakulam district

Relief operations begin on war footing in Srikakulam districtChief Minister Chandrababu Naidu directly monitors the situation.

Relief operations began on war footing on Friday morning in Srikakulam district where Titli cyclone caused devastation on Thursday.

Road clearance on National Highway connecting Chennai-Kolkata was given top priority for the free movement of vehicles.

Power has been restored in Srikakulam town but people continued to face many problems wit the lack of power in places like Kaviti, Kanchili, Vajrapukotturu, Palasa and other places. Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu who stationed at Srikakulam has been directly monitoring the restoration works. With the uprooting of more than 6500 electric poles, power restoration is unlikely for next couple of days.

As many as 2200 personnel from EPDCLAP has reached Srikakulam district for restoration of power. Evacuation of people living in low lying areas has also begun with flood threat to Nagavali river. Irrigation officials released 1.26 lakhs cusecs of water from Gotta barrage with the heavy downpour all along Vamsadhara catchment area on Thursday. Tekkali, Vajrapukotturu, Palasa and others received more than 30 cm of rainfall with the impact of cyclone.It led to heavy inflow of water to the river. Srikakulam Collector K.Dhananjaya Reddy and Irrigation Department’s Superintendent Engineer Surender Reddy said that the situation was under control in spite of heavy inflows. With the directive of Chief Minister, the entire district administration gave top priority for evacuation of people.

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