Sunday , March 24 2019

Rains bring Hyderabad to crunching halt

Cab companies and auto holders in Hyderabad were nippy to hike their prices, but in certain places even they were unavailable.


Hyderabad: Heavy showers battered the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Monday evening, with individuals returning to the city after the long vacation, being seriously affected. Several were stuck at MG Bus Station, LB Nagar and the Uppal-Warangal highway and Jubilee Bus Station.

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There were elongated queues and deferments at toll plazas of Panthangi, Korlapahad, and Vijayawada-Hyderabad highway. Traffic had to be delimited at 13 inter-junctions on the ORR. The Chaderghat Railway Road under the bridge had to be bolted as it was flooded and vehicles were distracted to internal residential lanes. There was bumper to bumper traffic from Mehdipatnam to Gachibowli as the Galaxy junction was beneath the knee-deep water.  Telangana State Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao had taken stock of the situation.

Cabs, autos fleece aground citizens

Cab companies and auto holders were nippy to hike their charges, but in certain places even they were unobtainable.

There was heavy rain escorted by thunder and lightning in both Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts on Monday evening. The old city region recorded the utmost rain — 12 cm in Bahadurpura.

People trying to call the GHMC’s emergency number had found it was out of service.

Swamping in urban regions was out of control as Monday was a holiday for the Municipal Corporation and state supports.

The downpour warning is operational until October 3rd and hefty rainfall is forecast for Tuesday as well.

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