Hyderabad: The twin cities were lashed by heavy rains and thundershowers from Saturday night. On Sunday, Hyderabad recorded 31.2 mm rainfall, 1,000 per cent more than the normal rain expected on this date, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Many of the city’s main roads and bylanes were flooded within hours and GHMC’s emergency cell was bogged down with distress calls.
Panjagutta, Khairatabad, Lakdikapul, Abids, Koti, Kacheguda, Narayanguda, Chaderghat, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Miyapur, Kukatpally, Secunderabad, Malkajgiri, Mehdipatnam and other areas saw heavy rainfall. There were traffic snarls across the twin cities due to the waterlogged roads.
Amberpet Junction, Fever Hospital, Barkatpura, Chaderghat, Nalagonda crossroad, Saidabad, Saroornagar, RK Puram, Masab Tank and Lakdikapul saw slow traffic movement for long periods towards the evening. Traffic was slow in several areas near Hitec City too due to flooded roads.
Waterlogging was reported at Bible House, AS Rao Nagar, Kavadiguda, Jubilee check-post, Jubilee bus stand, Malkajgiri, Neredmet, LIC Colony in West Maredpally, Trimulgherry, Tarnaka, Tolichowki and other low-lying areas. At several low-lying areas in the city, drainage water mixed with rainwater while water entered houses in the Old City, Sheikpet, Karkhana and Ameerpet.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, isolated places in the twin cities — Hyderabad and Secunderabad — will see heavy rains and thundershowers. Moderate showers will continue for the rest of the week, as predicted by the IMD.