Heavy rains lashed many areas across Hyderabad city on Friday evening, affecting traffic flow and leaving streets under sheets of water. Many employees, especially those in the IT corridors returning home, were caught off guard as they had to wade through waterlogged grounds and got stuck in traffic snarls.

Traffic police had to take up relief measures to ensure free flow of traffic and also appealed motorists to take diversions to avoid inconvenience. Cyberabad Traffic Police informed public through tweets about water logging at IIIT-Hyderabad, and Gachibowli towards Lingampally.
Armed with crowbars and other tools, Jubilee Hills traffic police personnel were seen clearing water logging at Venkatagiri. At many locations, GHMC deployed emergency monsoon repair teams to fix water logging problems. At Borabanda, GHMC inspected water stagnation points and ensured free flow of water.

As for the rainfall, Hayathnagar received 56mm rainfall till 5 pm, while Patancheru received 41 mm, followed by Serilingampally recording 40.3 mm rainfall. Met department officials said there could be one or two spells of rain or thundershowers in the city

on Saturday. Public took to the social media and shared pictures of water logging and traffic snarls at different areas. Most of the complaints were from the IT corridors of Gachibowli, Hitec City and neighbouring areas.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in the next four days across Telangana, which started experiencing light to moderate rain from Thursday night. Rain occurred in some parts of the State under the influence of multiple weather systems, including a low pressure area over interior Odisha and neighbourhood.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Kumram Bheem Asifabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Rajanna Sircilla, Peddapally, Jagitial, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Nalgonda and Suryapet over next four days.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers is very likely to occur at most places over the State during the period.

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