All 26 crest gates of NSP lifted

first_imgNalgonda/Hyderabad: All 26 crest gates of Nagarjunasagar Project (NSP) were lifted up to 15 feet by the project authorities on Monday, releasing nearly 2 lakh cusecs downstream as the inflows into the project increased.This is the first time after 2009 that all the crest gates were opened. Meanwhile, two persons were washed away in Krishna river at different places at Nagarjunasagar reservoirs due to the force of water after all the 26 crest gates were lifted on Monday. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us K Narasimha, who hailed Zaheerabad in Sangareddy district, accidentally slipped into the waters while bathing at Shivalayam Pushkar Ghat in Nagarjunasagar and was swept away. He was a TV mechanic. In another incident, a 35-year-old person, Sheik Meera, was washed away when he accidentally fell into the water while taking a selfie on the old bridge located on the side of right bank in Guntur district. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The victim came from Guntur district TRS MLA Nomula Narsimhaiah, Project Chief Engineer Narsimha, MPP Anuradha, ZPTC Krishna Reddy, Rytu Samnvaya Samithi district coordinator Ramachandra Naik opened four gates up to five feet in the morning, but the project officials later decided to lift all 26 crest gates following the increasing inflows into the project. The water level in the project had touched 566 feet against its full reservoir level of 590 feet by evening. The water storage had also reached 246 tmcft against the gross storage capacity of 312 tmcft.last_img read more