Meanwhile, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu requested the Centre to extend assistance to the Telugu states.

More rain predicted for Andhra coastal districts remain warned
news News Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:45

Even as Andhra was recovering from heavy rains that lashed various areas of the state, more rainfall is predicted in the next three days.

The Deccan Chronicle reported:

The prevailing low pressure over Vidarbha and adjoining south Chhattisgarh has weakened into an upper air cyclonic circulation and  is now located over Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure is lying over southeast and adjoining  east-central Bay of Bengal. Heavy rain warning still exists for north coastal AP.

Last week, the railways cancelled several trains for three days due to the damage to tracks in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district following heavy rains. 

Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit parts of the state, and said "Our first priority should be to save lives and then minimise damages. It is the time everyone should shed lethargy and work with commitment."

The road to the state's capital of Amaravati and also its temporary capital at Velagapudi was washed away.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu who conducted an aerial survey of the state, requested the Central government to extend assistance to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The Hindu reported that Naidu called on Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Radha Mohan Singh (Agriculture) at New Delhi on Wednesday and briefed them about the rain related havoc that resulted in heavy losses to the two States.

 

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