Hyderabad: Heavy rains in Hyderabad since last night have thrown normal life out of gear as water entered low lying areas creating huge traffic blocks at most of the important locations and junctions and forcing people to vacate their houses.
According to a release from Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s office, he has instructed officials to use services of Army and Disaster management teams to control the situation.
The Chief Minister is presently camping in the national capital for the Apex Committee meeting on river water sharing between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but reviewed the situation back home with the help of senior officials.
The CM also asked the officials to take necessary steps to evacuate people from low lying areas if required.
Commuters had a tough time reaching their destination with traffic blocks in several areas due to water logging.
According to a senior Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation official, about 4000 cusecs of water has been released from Hussain Sagar lake due to the incessant rains.
GHMC Commissioner Janardhan Reddy said people stranded in inundated areas may call for boat services offered by National Disaster Response teams.
In the wake of prediction of heavy rainfall, the Hyderabad Traffic police has advised people not to venture on to the roads unless urgent.
According to an official release, Southwest monsoon is vigorous over Telangana and as a result, heavy to very heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana over the next two days.