Hyderabad: Heavy Rain Alert Flooding Highway Railway Tracks Water Logging :- The twin cities – Hyderabad and Secunderabad are on alert for major flooding as heavy rain has been forecast for the next three days due to a low pressure buildup in Bay of Bengal. The twin cities are already battered due to heavy rain in the past two days causing flooding in several areas.
Areas like Hakimpet, Nizampet, Alwal, Toli Chowki and Begumpet are expected to be flooded in the next 48 hours. Despite the warning, the Telangana government and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation have not issued any official warning to citizens.
The Met department in Telangana has said that heavy rainfall is expected from 5:30 pm of 22nd September to 8.30 am the next day in Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak districts.
TheCPRO of Civic Body – Venkata Ramana said that the state government has alerted an NDRF platoon based in the city, and the Army has been asked to be on alert.
On Thursday in the city, many ponds, tanks and lakes in and outside the city had started overflowing, including the Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of Hyderabad.
The Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknama Express via Guntur and Vijayawada was evacuated near Bellamkonda, 60 km from Guntur, after flash floods caused breaches on the tracks. The train, which was coming from Howrah to Secunderabad, had left Bellamkonda station when the tracks got flooded due to heavy rain in Guntur and surrounding areas.
The heavy rain threw normal life out of gear in Guntur. The Guntur-Hyderabad highway was cut off due to flooding for many hours. South Central Railways PRO Uma Shankar said that all passengers who are evacuated, were transported to Hyderabad in buses.
There was a massiva traffic jam across the city due to the heavy rains. It also battered Hyderabad leading to flooding in low-lying areas.
Telangana DGP – Anurag Sharma has directed the Commissioner of police of Hyderabad, Rachakonda and Cyberabad for the immediate deployment of NDRF personnel in the wake of the warning of heavy rainfall. He has asked police to use FM Radio and social media to guide traffic away from flooded roads and warn people about submerged open manholes.