The Southwest monsoon remained active across Telangana with several places across at least 23 districts reporting rainfall of up to 62.8 mm with the Indian Meteorological Department saying the monsoon has been normal over the State on Monday. The IMD also said the State will continue to experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers at isolated places over the next five days.

For the duration between Sunday and Monday mornings, the IMD said isolated placed in the districts of Nizamabad, Nirmal, Kamareddy, Kumram Bheem-Asifabad and Sangareddy received heavy rains ranging from 7 cm to 11 centimetres.

Meanwhile, Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) which maintains 1,044 automatic weather stations (AWS) across the State, said the highest rainfall of 6.28 cm on Monday was recorded in Gannevaram mandal of Karimnagar district. Several places in Nizamabad, Medak, Kamareddy, Jagitial, Khammam, Kumram Bheem-Asifabad, Sangareddy, Nagarkurnool, Bhadadri-Kothagudem, and Rajanna-Siricilla districts received rain ranging between 2.1 cm and 4.3 centimetres.

According to GHMC officials, Khajaguda received 8.28 cm rainfall till 8.30 am followed by Raidurg which received 7.63 cm and Madhapur recorded 7.6 cm.

In all, 28 water stagnation points and 15 trees falls were reported from different areas and the GHMC EVDM teams have were rushed to cleare the locations, said GHMC officials. All the manholes, catchpits and nalas are being cleared off plastic and other trash to ensure free flow of water.

GHMC Commisiioner M. Dana Kishore said additional sanitary workers and bobcats were being deployed to clear the accumulated silt in Madhapur, Hitec City and surrounding areas. He also said 30 more sweeping machines will be introduced to maintain road sanitation.

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