Hyderabad, October 18
Two individuals had been killed in a contemporary spell of in a single day heavy rain, which left dozens of residential colonies inundated within the metropolis and adjoining areas, including to the woes of people who find themselves but to get well within the aftermath of final week’s deluge.
Over 19 cm of rainfall on October 17-18 night time in and round Hyderabad additionally dealt a blow to rescue and reduction operations began following torrential rains on October 13-14.
Surprising visuals of automobiles getting washed away by gushing waters emerged from among the worst-affected areas following the downpour final night time.
Boats had been pressed into service to rescue the affected folks just like the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) and Catastrophe Response Power of Higher Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) launched rescue and reduction work in Hafiz Baba Nagar and surrounding colonies that had been submerged after the Balapur lake breached late Saturday night time.
Individuals in affected areas spent a sleepless night time and a few needed to take shelter on rooftops as their homes had been submerged.
Chandrayangutta MLA and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Akbaruddin Owaisi together with Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar visited Hafiz Baba Nagar on Sunday morning to take inventory of the scenario.
The Police Commissioner stated that low-lying colonies Hafiz Baba Nagar, Phoolbagh, Omar Colony, Indra Nagar, Shivaji Nagar and Rajiv Nagar had been inundated.
“Please cooperate with the police in evacuation train,” Anjani Kumar tweeted.
He additionally supervised rescue work in Golnaka, Moosarambagh, Malakpet, Madannapet, Lal Darwaza, Aliabad, Shamsherganj, Al Jubail Colony and Gazi-e-Millat Colony.
Asserting that issues had been “in management”, he stated that onlookers mustn’t come out on roads.
Rescue work was additionally launched in Singareni workers’ colony in Saroornagar. A number of colonies within the space went underwater for the second time in lower than per week.
Overflowing lakes and nullahs inundated many residential areas in and across the metropolis.
Following the inundation, police closed the Malakpet Street underbridge, Gaddi Annaram to Shiva Ganga Street, Moosaram Bagh causeway and Chaderghat causeway. It appealed to the commuters to take alternate routes.
Falaknuma bridge close to the well-known Falaknuma Palace within the previous metropolis was additionally closed for site visitors after harm to it.
The rain additional broken the Hyderabad-Bengaluru freeway at Gaganpahad. The Cyberabad police urged folks going to Hyderabad Airport to make use of the Outer Ring Street (ORR).
Autos coming from Kurnool and Bengaluru had been additionally diverted to take ORR at Tondupally.
Based on Telangana State Growth Planning Society, Singapur Township in Ghatkesar close to Hyderabad acquired a most rainfall of 19.73 cm. Many areas in and across the metropolis noticed over 15 cm rainfall.
The Hyderabad climate workplace forecast extra rains. “Mild to average rain or thundershowers are very prone to happen in some components of town on Sunday,” it stated.
The town had acquired over 19 cm rainfall on October-13-14 with some areas on the outskirts recording a really heavy rainfall of almost 30 cm.
The flash floods in Hyderabad and different components of the state final week killed 50 folks. Majority of the deaths had been reported from town and its outskirts.