Officers say the home can come beneath menace if the water degree rises any additional.
Aerial pictures and a video of a home belonging to former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in Undavalli close to Vijayawada had been broadly circulated on social media at the moment. From the appears to be like of it, the rented property situated on the banks of the Krishna river gave the impression to be beneath menace of flooding amid the continuing onslaught of the monsoon throughout the nation.
Mr Naidu was earlier served a discover to vacate the home as a result of it was allegedly inbuilt violation of norms, failing to keep up the utmost flood degree of 22.6 metres. Officers mentioned the construction was constructed at 19 metres, thereby placing it prone to submergence. It was additionally mentioned to be inbuilt violation of the River Conservation Act, Atmosphere Inexperienced Tribunal legal guidelines and bylaws of the Capital Area Grasp Plan.
Mr Naidu and his household have lived within the Lingamaneni visitor home on lease for over three years now.
YSR Congress MLA Alla Ramakrishna, who has been campaigning in opposition to unlawful encroachments, mentioned he visited the property this morning. “The pathway from the riverfront to the house has gone underwater. The residents have moved to Hyderabad, and it seems like the items inside have been shifted upstairs. Arrangements are made for 10,000 sandbags to prevent the house from being flooded. Security vehicles have also been moved,” mentioned Mr Ramakrishna, who represents Mangalagiri within the state meeting.
Mr Ramakrishna can also be the chairman of the Capital Area Growth Authority.
Nonetheless, Nara Lokesh – Chandrababu Naidu’s son and former IT Minister – mentioned they moved to Hyderabad solely as a result of his father was suggested to relaxation after hurting his hand. “The water level is undoubtedly a little high, but it is nowhere near our home. The structure is some distance away from the water. So there is no truth in the claims that we left the house or shifted our belongings upstairs for fear of flooding,” he instructed NDTV.
Officers, nonetheless, declare that the opening of 70 crest gates of the Prakasam barrage has prevented the home from being utterly flooded. They level out that whereas the present influx from Pulichinthala reservoir is simply 4.5 cusecs of water, the utmost influx of as much as 19 lakh cusecs that occurred a decade in the past would have resulted in full catastrophe.
Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy performed his first collectors’ assembly on the Praja Vedika, which is adjoining to Chandrababu Naidu’s dwelling. He ordered the demolition of the construction quickly after the assembly concluded, saying that it violated norms associated to river conservation, atmosphere and inexperienced tribunal, amongst others. Notices had been additionally served to adjoining buildings.
Officers declare there’s each risk of water contamination as a result of the construction is lower than two kilometres downstream from the purpose the place ingesting water is drawn from the reservoir. They are saying that as each side of the river financial institution are used for ritual baths and spiritual practices, it’s the authorities’s duty to safeguard the spirituality and purity of the river.
In all, 70 crest gates of the Prakasam barrage had been lifted to launch over 4 lakh cusecs of water acquired from the Pulichintala venture.
The Kurnool, Guntur and Krishna districts are on excessive alert. In Tenali division of Guntur, there are issues of flooding in 21 villages. The native income divisional officer has warned that the Duggirala, Kolluru, Kollipara, Bhattiprolu and Repalle mandals are beneath flood menace.
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