Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: The district administration conducted Operation Kolleru in 22 villages in Mandavalli and Kaikaluru mandals on Saturday. The officials used 19 earthmovers to remove bunds of fish tanks.District Collector Navin Mittal said that all the encroachments would be removed and the lake would be restored to its original state before the onset of monsoon.

Gudivada Revenue Divisional Officer Alapati Prabhavati, Drainage Executive Engineer T. Sivaji and other officials visited the places on Saturday.

The bunds of three tanks each consisting of more than 60 acres were removed in the operation conducted at three villages in Kaikaluru mandal.