Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad on Sunday

Mon 07 Oct 2019, 12:02:47
The continuing heavy rains in the city on Sunday ended up uprooting trees in some residential colonies and markets and disrupting traffic. Following heavy rains, many areas across the city were left under sheets of water. Motorists also had to drive through inundated road stretches in some parts.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) received over 52 complaints pertaining to uprooting of trees, water stagnation and others from different areas of the city. In some localities such as Padmashali Colony, SBI Colony, Street No.5 Marredpally and Nallakunta, years-old trees got uprooted. The GHMC officials claimed there were no untoward incidents.

Water stagnation complaints were received from Kukatpally, Hayathnagar, Yakutpura, Uppuguda, Hasthinapuram, LB Nagar, Gandhi Hospital and other areas. The GHMC’s Disaster Response Force and Monsoon Emergency Teams swung into action and cleared the trees which got uprooted and also the water stagnation points to facilitate free flow of traffic.

Even in the city’s core areas such as Punjagutta, Jubilee Hills and Madhapur the rain was heavy and water pooled up on the roads in a short time. 

According to Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) data, Jagadgirigutta recorded the highest amount of rainfall, i.e. around 95.8 mm till 4 pm followed by Gajularamaram (92.5 mm), Shapurnagar (85.3 mm), Quthbullahpur (73 mm) and Kukatpally (66.5 mm).

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), which was on high alert, pressed emergency teams into action to clear the stagnation, remove fallen tree branches and tackle issues concerning low-lying areas.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather warning looks at thunderstorm/lightning at isolated places on Monday and a likelihood of heavy rain at isolated places over the State on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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