Rains trigger landslide on Indrakeeladri
Vijayawada, Aug 26 (INN): Devotees on their way to the Sri Kanakadurga temple on the Indrakeeladri had a providential escape after a landslide resulted in a rain of debris on the Ghat Road leading to the temple. Authorities heaved a sigh of relief as no casualties were reported, even though boulders fell down on the ghat road.
According to sources, the landslide was triggered off due to heavy rains on the ghat road resulting in rolling down of huge boulders on Thursday morning. The heavy rains of the past few days have led to a thinning of attendance of the devotees to the temple.
The temple authorities immediately pressed poclains to clear the debris on the road. Officials said that the road would be thrown open for traffic after making sure that there are no loose rocks which could cause any harm to the devotees.
When devotees asked for permanent measures to check the landslides on the ghat road, temple officials stated that they would take up the issue with concerned departments.
News Posted: 26 August, 2010