Thursday , February 21 2019

Hyderabad: Woes rain heavy on Bonalu holiday

Hyderabad Municipal Corporation head office help desk became functional only at 6 pm and was flooded with complaints.


Hyderabad: The Metropolitan got its heftiest spell of rain of the July month on Monday, and residents were fixed off-guard as the civic body was relishing the Bonalu holiday.

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The GHMC head bureau help desk became functional just at 6 pm and was flooded with complaints.

The full rainfall was recorded in Srinagar Colony noted 5.2 cm rainfall, the heftiest in the city. The earlier highest average rainfall in a single day was 2.3 cm on 7th July. Overfull water washed off a recently-laid road at Shaikpet, which joins Film Nagar with Tolichowki and Jubilee Hills. This instigated a huge traffic jam through office hours.

Rainwater arrived the Attapur sub-station, retorting power supply to surrounding parts for hours. The electricity section sought the assistance of the fire service to propel out the water.

There were reports of water immobility on arterial roads, overflowing in low-lying areas and power supply disturbed in several places.

Thunderstorms carry relief and pain


Water was standing on roads in Begumpet, Panjagutta, Secunderabad, Malakpet crossroads, General Bazaar, Mehdipatnam and Amberpet bridge.

Three areas — Devinagar in Neredmet division, Raghavendranagar, and Jyothinagar in Anand Bagh — witnessed waterlogging.

Chauffeurs faced a zesty situation at Anandbagh crossroads, which had been dug up to lay a drainage system. Motorists dreaded crossing the dug-up road conflicting CCPL Mall, carrying traffic to a close in the rain.


Warasiguda saw a black-out and numerous locations were flooded. High-pressure pumps were used to push out the water. Power supply tumbled in numerous areas, mostly Secunderabad, Old City, and the central city parts. The power outage was stated from Saifabad, Azamabad, Salarjung Museum and Mehdipatnam.

Representatives said the power falling was caused due to tree branches falling, insulator botch due to rain.

GHMC 24×7 call center 040-2111-1111 got about 60 complaints typically of water stagnation, inundation and power cuts.

Note: In the past 24 hours the southwest monsoon has been vigorous over Telangana. Low-pressure areas over northwest Bay of Bengal and connecting areas of coastal Odisha and the western Bay of Bengal is currently well-marked over north-west Bay of Bengal and touching the west-central Bay of Bengal and coastal zones of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh. It is very probable to intensify into a despair in the next 24 hours.

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