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Despite criticism from the opposition over the visibility of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on the ground, he has been alerting ministers, public representatives and authorities after the heavy rains. As per a press statement from the CMO, the CM has been monitoring the situation from morning to night and has been making calls.

On the third day of relief and rehabilitation programs in flood-affected areas, Chief Minister KCR talked to ministers, public representatives and high-ranking officials over the phone and got to know the situation at the field level.

He ordered over the phone to continue relief operations in accordance with prevailing conditions in flood-affected areas. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao ordered the authorities to take measures to prevent the spread of diseases in flood-affected areas after the rains subsided.

KCR is regularly issuing orders to Chief Secretary Shanti Kumari regarding protective measures. Following the CM’s orders food and drinking water were delivered by helicopters to flooded areas. Government officials including the CS are taking steps to provide medicines.The third danger alert continues at Bhadrachalam as flood rises from the upper reaches of the Godavari. In this background, officials of the Irrigation Department have been advised to take measures to reduce inundation, to pre-estimate the inflow and coordinate with officials of other departments.

KCR regularly ordered chief engineers over the phone to release drinking water to people in low-lying areas.

The CM issued instructions to ministers to coordinate with authorities and continue relief measures while floods continued in some areas while rains receded in some other areas.

As per the instructions of KCR, KTR held a teleconference with top officials of the Municipal Administration Department, Additional Collectors of local bodies and Municipal Commissioners under GHMC.

As the rains have subsided a little, officials have been issued instructions on the precautions to be taken in flooded colonies and in the Musi catchment area, sanitation management and steps to be undertaken for drinking water supply.

KCR called Minister Harish Rao and inquired about medical services. The leaves of employees in the medical department have been cancelled by the CM. Steps have been taken to ensure that staff is engaged in providing medical services to people.

Minister Harish Rao, who is regularly reviewing medical services with officials, explained to the CM over the phone the condition of medical tests and supply of medicines to people in hospitals and rehabilitation centres.

Chief Minister KCR and Minister Puvwada Ajay Kumar spoke on the phone about the situation in Bhadracham as the Vadara upheaval continues in the upper Godavari region.

Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, who conducted an aerial survey of the Bhadrachalam area as per the orders of the Chief Minister, explained the situation to the Chief Minister. He said that till now 12,000 people have been moved from flooded areas to the rehabilitation centres and they are being provided food and medical services.

Chief Minister KCR and Minister Satyavati Rathore have ordered over the phone to assess the damage caused by rains in the combined Warangal districts together with officials and take up restoration work on a war footing.

As per the CM’s orders, the Minister held a teleconference with the Collectors of Mahbubabad, Mulugu and Jayashankar Bhupalapalli districts, SPs and R&B officials. The restoration works of Gundla Vagu road from Pasra in Mulugu district towards Eturu Nagaram were inspected.

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