Hyderabad: Heavy rains lashed the city late on Thursday afternoon, triggering traffic jams in Begumpet, West Marredpally, Alwal, Chintal, Kapra and Serilingampally.
As of 7.30 pm on Friday, the highest rainfall registered was at Bolaram at 5.4 cms.
“It had rained heavily in Alwal last week and the water had just begun drying up. It rained again on Thursday and the roads became unfit for driving once more,” said K. Srinivas Varma, a resident of Alwal. Friday’s rain made things worse.
Mr Umesh Singh, a motorist, said it took him nearly half an hour to cross the Begumpet flyover due to the slow-moving traffic.
“After last week’s rainfall, there was close to four feet of water on the roads. The nalas and drains are overflowing. Is this the making of a global city?” asked Mr C.R. Prabhakar, a resident of East Anandbagh....