Hyderabad: There was heavy rainfall and hailstorm in Hyderabad city yesterday evening for two hours. At many places, trees were uprooted and water was stagnated. Traffic was disrupted at many areas in Kapra, Qutubullahpur, Shamsabad and in many other places in the heart of the city. Complaints were received about breaking of window panes.
Emergency squads of GHMC, electricity and disaster management were alerted. In Jubilee Hills, fire incident took place due to electric wires joining together. Fire brigade controlled the fire immediately.
Dy. Mayor of GHMC, Mr. Baba Fasihuddin visited Yousufguda, Banjara Hills and other areas. He instructed municipal officials to take action.
In old city of Hyderabad, Charminar, Shah Ali Banda, Chandrayangutta, Yakutpura, Kalapatthar, Engine Bowli, Tadban etc. heavy rains continued for an hour.
According to Met. Office, the speed of air was recorded as 100 kmph. Big hoardings in various areas were damaged. Commissioner of GHMC told that the services of Disaster Relief Management staff were commissioned. In Balgampet, the car was stranded in a manhole. The passengers started crying. The local residents commissioned the services of emergency squad of GHMC.