Tensions ran high in Erravalli village in the Mallannasagar project site with authorities demolished numerous houses overnight. As per the villages, the official undertook to demolish without prior intimation. Police were deployed at the village borders to block residents to enter the village.
Meanwhile, a few villages protested and refused to leave the village alleging that they didn’t receive full compensation from the government. Police detained a few and evacuated the village by force, while the whole village is now under police scanners.
As the trial run for releasing the project was scheduled on Sunday, officials had taken up preparations for the same. After all the oustees vacated their respective villages, only a few of them were held back in the Erravalli village of Kondapaka Mandal in Siddipet district, due to compensation and beneficiary issues.
While these works were going on like this .. a tragedy took place in Erravalli, Raju was one of the oustees who died after an electric pole fell on him during the demolition of his relative’s house on Sunday. The Mallanna Sagar Reservoir with a capacity of 50 TMC has been constructed in the Thoguta zone of Siddipet district. The authorities expect to release water into the Mallanna Sagar Reservoir by the end of this month. As a result, houses in the flooded villages are being demolished on a war footing.