Saturday , February 16 2019

Heavy rains pound Hyderabad, leave roads in shambles

Trees were uprooted in Hyderabad Old City region and cars partially dented. There was no electricity in the parts of East and South Zones.


Hyderabad: Heavy rainfall on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon have smashed city and formed the usual potholes. Also, national highways passing over the city are badly spoiled with sinkholes and washed out tar.

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Though the heavy rain on this Saturday night and initial hours of Sunday badly hit East, Central and South regions of the city, the rainfall on Sunday afternoon had hit other parts of the city and suburbs as well.

Houses and colonies in Ramanthapur, Amberpet, Shivam Road, Bowenpally, Alwal, Hasmathpet, Serilingam-pally, Kukatpally, Vanasthalipuram, LB Nagar, Uppal, Hayathnagar, Gachibowli, Mehdipatnam, Langar House,  Mallepally, Chandrayangutta, Bahdurpura, Malakpet, Saidabad, and Dabeerpura were flooded and internal colony roads were swamped with rainwater.

Waterlogging on central city roads gave travelers a bad time. The regions badly exaggerated were Pillar No. 100 near Moghal Ka Nala, under Langer House flyover, Nanalnagar free left area, Putlibowli towards Sultan Bazaar (complete Koti), entire Nimboli adda, Che Number near Amberpet, Siddimbar Bazaar, Rang Mahal, Ramanthapur (near TV studio), PG Law College, RTC Crossroads, at Hyderabad Police commissioner’s office, Bowenpally and KBR Park.

In Kukatpally, near Usha Mullapudi, a sinkhole formed under the Mumbai National Highway and traffic police had diverted traffic to one side of the highway. Still, the GHMC and HMWS&SB have initiated repair work, traffic was not allowable.

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