Plan to construct two extra retaining partitions on river financial institution in Vijayawada

The Water Sources Division (WRD) is considering establishing two extra retaining partitions within the metropolis to guard the folks dwelling on the banks of the Krishna river from floods.

The WRD already started the development of a 1.5-km-long retaining wall to guard Krishna Lanka and its neighbourhood. Now, it’s planning to assemble a retaining wall from Kanaka Durga Varadhi to Padmavati Ghat, and one other from Prakasam Barrage to Bhavanipuram.

In accordance with data, the retaining wall from Varadhi would value Rs.129 crore and the opposite one Rs.6.23 crore.

The division has despatched the proposals for presidency clearance. Individuals dwelling in two municipal wards would profit from the retaining wall from Varadhi whereas the one close to Bhavanipuaram could be useful to the fisherfolk dwelling on the river financial institution.

The retaining partitions had been anticipated to face up to even 12 lakh cusecs of flood, the WRD officers stated.

The division has taken up the retaining wall venture to guard the folks dwelling within the low-lying areas of Ranigari Thota, Bhupesh Gupta Nagar, Taraka Rama Nagar and different localities of Krishna Lanka vulnerable to flooding. The venture value is estimated at Rs.122.90 crore. 

The retaining wall venture began method again in 2011 however was put aside for just a few years on account of an absence of funds. Now, the works on the retaining wall as much as Koti Nagar are happening at a brisk tempo.

The localities on the banks of the Krishna in Vijayawada get inundated throughout the monsoon floods yearly. The native folks have been demanding {that a} retaining wall needs to be constructed alongside the financial institution to stop the floodwater from coming into the Krishna Lanka and different areas, for greater than a decade. 

“The Vijayawada Municipal Company (VMC) has to arrange rehabilitation centres till the flood waters recede. The retaining partitions are anticipated to deal with the issue,” officers stated.

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