A fresh spell of heavy rain on Monday evening created traffic problems, and many were caught unawares. Traffic lights created a beautiful scene, as the inundated roads reflected all colours. Heavy rains in the catchment area of Krishna River also brought water into Nagarjunasagar Project, K.L. Rao Sagar Pulichintala Project and officials released water from Prakasam Barrage also on Tuesday. Water gushed out of 12 crest gates of the N’sagar Dam on Monday. The Hindu lensmen Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar, V. Raju and Singam Venaktaramana capture all the hues of rain and life around.
A potential tourists’ paradise – Bayyaram Tank – built by Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D., needs a push from Government. Eight-foot pillar found near the tank is engraved on four sides of the stone in Telugu, Kannada script in Sanskrit language, the inscription contains 71 Sanskrit verses etched in several metres in length. There are no restrooms, or other accommodation facilities in and around Bayyaram for an overnight stay. Tourists can come from Khammam (about 55 km) or Mahabubabad in Warangal District (about 10 km). The Hindu photographer G.N. Rao takes a look at the Bayyaram Tank.
TDP nominee Tangirala Sowmya wins with a majority of 74,827 votes over her Congress rival Bodapati Babu Rao, who secured 24,921 votes. Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said the results reflect the people’s faith in the TDP. »