Hyderabad: Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday appealed to families staying in dilapidated buildings to vacate immediately in view of the danger to their lives. He was speaking after seven persons died in two incidents during the downpour earlier in the day. He said Mayor B. Rammohan and GHMC commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy had been monitoring the situation and interacting with emergency teams to improve their response. The mayor said GHMC had formed 205 emergency teams to handle the situation. The GHMC control room Dial 100 would operate throughout the night, he said. On Wednesday 400 complaints were received of which 60 per cent were solved.
10 MMTS cancelled, flights hit
Thirteen MMTS train services were cancelled on Wednesday due to rainwater stagnation on the approach roads to Nampally and Secunderabad railway stations. Ten of the trains were on the Hyderabad-Lingampalli route and three between Secunderabad and Lingampalli.
Rainwater entered the reservation counter at the Khairatabad station and was flowing on the tracks at Raj Bhavan-Makhta.
No other train services were cancelled, SCR officials said. Though over 12 flights services of Spicejet, Indigo and other airlines from Hyderabad to Delhi, Rajahmundry and Kochi were delayed by half-an hour to one hour in the morning hours at Rajiv Gandhi International airport here, none of the flight services was cancelled....