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Himayath Sagar brims with heavy inflows; gates may be opened

Hyderabad: Rains that have been lashing the city and its surrounding areas in the last week have resulted in heavy inflows into Himayath Sagar.

With the water level rising, the authorities are expected to open the gates of the water body Himayat Sagar if the city receives more rain.

On Sunday around 3 pm, the water level at the reservoir was recorded at 1,762.15 feet against the FTL of 1,763.50 feet. Himayath Sagar has been getting steady inflows and on Sunday afternoon, 833 cusecs was the recorded inflow.

The HMWSSB issues a red alert when the water level touches 1,762.25 feet and then opens the gates if the level touches 1,763.

In case the gates are opened, downstream areas of Bandlaguda, Sun City colony, Kismatpur and Budvel will be affected. The water levels are being monitored by Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.