Hyderabad: Heavy rains continue to play havoc in Nellore, Chittoor and Prakasam districts in Andhra Pradesh, disrupting normal life. Besides, scores of residential colonies facing inundation due to water logging, several places on national and state highways in the three districts posing danger to the moment of traffic. While several trains from Chennai passing through Chittoor and Nellore towards Andhra Pradesh have been cancelled, the state government has stepped up its efforts in shifting people living in low-laying areas to safer places. Tirupathi and Srikalahasthi towns were most affected due to the continued down pour for the last two days. Meanwhile, the minor irrigation department administration is geared up to monitor 24×7 the inflows in thousands of tanks in these districts, to take immediate remedial measures in case of breach of tanks. According to reports reaching to the Andhra Pradesh Disaster Management department over 7000 tanks in the three districts are continue to receive heavy inflows. As the IMD projected rains for two more days, the official machinery is put on high alert to meet any eventuality. Meanwhile, cancellation of several inter-state trains from Tamilanadu to Andhra Pradesh, towards Kolkata have crated inconvenience to hundreds of passengers, and trains passing through Andhra Pradesh towards Trivandrum via Vijayawada, Chennai have been diverted.
Meanwhile, the rains are expected to continue for two more days under the impact of the low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal.