Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Hyderabad, several areas inundated

A flood-like situation prevailed at Kukatpally, Alwal, Qutbullapur and Mallajgiri, with continuous rainfall.

Hyderabad: Hyderabad experienced heavy rainfall in various parts of the city early on Wednesday morning, with flooding at some places.

A flood-like situation prevailed at Kukatpally, Alwal, Qutbullapur and Malkajgiri, with thunderstorms leading to continuous rainfall throughout the night.

Qutbullapur experienced 15.6 cm of rainfall, and along with Alwal and northern part of Kukatpally, was put on high alert. In Kukatpally, the rain reduced in intensity after 3 hours, though the high alert stayed in place.

Toli Chowki and Shaikpet areas also experienced heavy rainfall.

The Nalla at Allwyn colony overflowed as a result of heavy rainfall, and Chikkadpally and Nallakunta nallas also experienced increase in water level on Wednesday. A wall collapsed at Ramki villa due to the rains.

Apart from these areas of heavy rain, Ramachandrapuram experienced 30.5 mm of rainfall, Madhapur 24.75 mm, Malkajgiri 57.5 mm and Balanagar 19.25 mm.

Monsoon teams were engaged in reducing water stagnation at low lying areas of Afzal Sagar, Habeeb Nagar in Mallepally and in Red Hills. Such teams were also at work at NGRI and opposite Rajyalaxmi theatre in the city.

The Ganesh Nagar nalla, Ayodhyanagar, Dwarkanagar, Subhash Nagar and Devendra Nagar were some of the low-lying areas inundated by flood waters.

Additionally, water had stagnated at Surraram, Chintal, Venkateshwara Nagar, Sudarshan Nagar, Bhagatsinh Nagar and Maruti Nagar.

At Qutballapur Circle, the Vennalagadda tank discharged surplus water which flowed into the nalla, inundating nearby colonies like Ganesh, Venkateshwara Nagar, Srinivasa Nagar, Manikya Nagar and Venkanna hills. Officials said that if the flow from the nalla recedes, the stagnant water will recede from the mentioned areas in a couple of hours.

The areas which recorded the most rainfall in Telangana in the last 24 hours were Kesavaram in Rangareddy district (196.75 mm), Narketpalle in Nalgonda district (165.5 mm), Bandamadharam in Rangareddy district (148.75 mm) and Devarupulla in Warangal (136 mm).

However, Begumpet, Nizampet, Allwyn colony, Qutubullapur and Malkajgiri remain the worst affected areas.

A holiday has been declared on Wednesday for all private and government schools in Balanagar, Malkajgiri, Serilingampally and Qutbullapur due to the heavy rains.

A travel advisory has been issued urging people to plan journeys in advance, as traffic may be slow due to waterlogging in low-lying, inundated areas.

An apartment wall collapsed in Nizampet's Srinivasa housing society due to waterlogging. Besides this, in Rajanarasimha colony in Santhosh Nagar, an electrical wire collapsed and GHMC officials had to be called in.

Meanwhile, slow traffic movement has been reported at Telugutalli Junction towards NTR marg, Necklace Road due to huge sink hole in road opposite NTR Garden.

A tree fell on Dairy Farm Road, which leads from Bowenpalli to Suchithra Road.

Meanwhile, Hussainsagar lake saw an inflow of 5,000 cusecs of water, whereas the outflow was 2,500 cusecs.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao telephoned Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) commissioner Janardhan Reddy and enquired about the relief measures taken in the city.

Additional Commissioners of Police (ACPs) of North Zone circles have been asked to inspect dilapidated buildings which fall under their jurisdiction and see that all the inhabitants are vacated immediately.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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