Hyderabad Mayor Gadwal Vijayalaxmi instructed GHMC officials, DRF teams and monsoon emergency teams to clear inundated areas with pumps.
As rains pound low-lying areas, residents stranded in flooded homes cry for help; pay high sums to move out to rented homes
Though Thursday’s downpour was not as severe as it was then, the residents wondered why the curse was visiting them again.
As additional inflows are likely, water through floodgates is being released gradually.
With heavy rains lashing in the city outskirts, there are steady inflows from the catchment areas into the Osmansagar and Himayatsagar water reservoirs.
Water from Singur, Osmansagar, Himayatsagar and Krishna is being diverted to make up for the shortfall in supply
After experiencing humid conditions with above normal temperatures in the last few days, Hyderabad received heavy rainfall on Monday.
With heavy inflows to Pulichintala, the officials also increased the power generation to 1.66 million units on Friday.
So far, seven flood gates of Himayatsagar and two floodgates of Osmansagar have been lifted.
Owing to the continuing rains over the last few days, floodgates of the Osmansagar were lifted after a gap of 11 years.
Reminding KT Rama Rao of the pending flood relief amounts, Sravan demanded that the TRS government must immediately release the money and reveal all details relating to flood relief distribution.
Disaster Response Force teams had a tough time in clearing stagnated rainwater at several points and were also busy addressing issues like the removal of uprooted trees.
If the water level touches 1,762.75 feet, the Board will alert the Rangareddy and Hyderabad district administration, along with the GHMC and police to secure any hutments or encroachments.
The IMD also said that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds are likely to occur at isolated places across the state.
City receives half of July’s average rainfall within last 24 hours, Hayathnagar records 21 cm of rainfall