Hyderabad: Heavy rains accompanied by strong gales on Friday evening left a trail of destruction in the twin cities on Friday. The government got into work to clear the mess and removal of uprooted trees, branches, hoardings that caused traffic chaos.
Minister T Srinivas Yadav on Saturday held a review meeting with the officials of GHMC and other wings. He also reviewed the rain fury which may cause more damage in the days to come and directed the officials to immediately remove the hoardings and other advertisement poles that may add to the woes of rain fury when the streets are inundated with waters in so many places.
Stating that the city saw the gales of 150 km speed and pressed in rescue teams last evening, the Minister directed the officials to be more cautious as the rain season is set to create some havoc. The officials should adopt latest technology and press in the staff to avoid inconvenience besides being cautious against illegal hoardings. The government will give funds to the GHMC for the purpose, he said.
Mayor Bonthu Rammohan said the hoardings can withstand gales of 50-60 kmph and asked the officials to prevent the recurrence of collapse of such ad hoardings. Besides rescue teams are on job, the Corporation will take serious decision against such hoardings. GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said they received 400 complaints from people after the rain fury and set up control rooms to assist them. (NSS)