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Heavy rain pummels Hyderabad, throws traffic haywire

SEASON'S RECORD DOWNPOUR LASTS HOURS, LEAVES ROADS INUNDATED, COMMUTERS STRANDED

Heavy rain pummels Hyderabad, throws traffic haywire
Photos: Laeeq

Hyderabad: Rain started pouring down in torrents in the afternoon and continued till late in the evening on Tuesday, leaving several key roads and areas, particularly in HiTec City, severely inundated.

  1. Commuters were caught unawares a heavy showers started in the city in the afternoon
  2. Many out on the streets on way back from work braved the rain to make it home
  3. Many roads saw traffic jams as rains continued through the evening and well into the night

Hyderabad: Motorists were stuck in traffic jams across the city. The heaviest rainfall in the city of 6.5 cm was recorded at Tirumalgiri, followed by Malkajgiri at 5.3 cm.

The IMD has forecast intermittent rain and shower, with ‘very heavy rainfall’ at isolated places across the state including the city till September 26.

According to Hyderabad traffic police, traffic movement got slowed down until late in the evening due to heavy showers and water-logging at various spots.

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad, Many areas Waterlogged

Traffic snarls were reported at NIMS Hospital near Panjagutta Junction, Srinagar Colony, Sagar Society, NTR Bhavan Junction, Masab Tank, Lakdi-ka-Pul, Khairatabad, Tarbund, Old and New Bowenpally, Ramanthapur, Amberpet, Golnaka, Nampally, Asifnagar, Prakash Nagar, Rasoolpura, Madhapur, Jubilee Hills, Hitech-city, Shaikpet and Gachibowli.

With major roads jammed, some commuters looked for alternative routes on Google Maps. The site said it takes an hour and 40 minutes for a 10- km journey starting from Mindspace in HiTec City to reach Tolichowki. IT workers suffered as shuttle services were halted.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain, [email protected] Twitter: @writetohussain

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