Hyderabad, October 17: No delay before Hyderabad was able to recover from the recent avalanche, heavy rain hit the city again on Saturday.
Between 8:30 and 19:00, as many as 40 places in the tech city received rainfall above 23 mm.
Bandlaguda in Uppal Mandal of Medchal – Malkajgiri district, which is part of Hyderabad, received 102.3 mm of precipitation, the highest result, followed by Saroornagar (93.9 mm), Thatiannaram (91 mm), Pedda Amberpet Hanuman temple area (89.5 mm) and others.
Saturday’s rain damaged the Falaknuma Bridge in the city, leading to Mehboobnagar, forcing officials to close the road.
Due to the rain of Saturday and the persistent consequences of the recent downpour, traffic got stuck in different places in the city, forcing many people to look for alternative routes.
Heavy traffic jams were seen at LB, Nagar, Nagole and Dilsukhnagar due to the downpour. There was an 11 km long traffic jam from the outer ring road to LB Nagar.
Floodwaters were seen flowing through the roads in Tolichowki and several other areas in the city. Most roads were seen with high flood.
Several low-lying areas in Vanasthalipuram and LB Nagar witnessed flooding.
Officials advised people to stay home as the rain flooded many parts of the city. In case of danger, people are advised to call 100.
Meanwhile, the Met department predicted thunderstorms in most places in Telangana over the next four days, accompanied by lightning.
Heavy rain is likely to occur on Monday in isolated places in the Telangana districts.
“Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in isolated places in southern Telangana,” a Met official said on Tuesday.
Telangana, Director-General of Police (DGP), Mahender Reddy, has warned all policemen to monitor the situation in their respective jurisdictions as the Met Department predicts rain over the next five days.
‘Keep an eye on the situation in your areas, and floods could trap people in low-lying areas. “Discuss your staff to act accordingly and ensure that the citizens do not cause any inconvenience,” said Reddy.
Himayatsagar was hit hard by Saturday’s rain, which prompted authorities to open four gates.
Disclaimer: This story is automatically generated from the IANS service.