Heavy rainfall lashes several localities in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Hyderabad witnessed heavy rainfall on Thursday. The rains which began at around 7 p.m. lashed several localities in the city. Massive water-logging and traffic jams were seen in parts of the city.

The heavy rains prompted the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management (EV&DM) Director to urge people to stay indoors.

“Moderate to heavy rainfall to continue over the city for the next 1 hour. Citizens are advised to stay indoors. Dial 040-29555500 for DRF assistance. @KTRTRS @arvindkumar_ias @CommissionrGHMC,” GHMC EV&DM said on its Twitter account.

As of 9 pm, the Telangana State Development Planning Society’s (TSDPS) weather stations recorded 68.8mm of rain in Balanagar, 66.8mm in Jubilee Hills, 64mm in Yousufguda, and 58.8 in Srinagar Colony. There were reports of heavy downpours in LB Nagar and surrounding areas well.

The GHMC commissioner directed the staff and officers working at the ground level to be alert.