Hyderabad: The unprecedented downpour had created havoc in the city on Monday. The daily life has come to a halt as Hyderabad witnessed a 6.76cm rainfall (up to 8.30pm), causing waterlogging at main spots and electrical breakdowns.
Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao termed it as an ’emergency situation’ and requested citizens “not to step out unless it is very important”.
He spoke to Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahendar Reddy and GHMC commissioner B Janaradana Reddy over the telephone, directing them to deploy all resources to restore normalcy, reported Times of India.
During the two-hourlong mayhem unleashed by the rains, GHMC officials struggled to clear water-logged areas, according to GHMC officials.
The heavy rains claimed three lives and left the city in a deluge.
According to GHMC Disaster Cell superintending engineer Mohan Singh, at Karwan, Ahmed Nagar, First lancer water entered into houses. Water was overflowing at Nacharam culvert too.
There were reported tree fall incidents, as a result of rain. Roads were damaged in most parts of the city.
On the other hand, cab fares hit the skies. “The @UberINSupport why during rain your fair (fare) has increased over 300 percent in Hyderabad,” tweeted Naseer Giyas with a picture showing the cab service charging above Rs 400 for a six-minute ride.