Heavy rain lashes twin cities

Heavy rain lashes twin cities

Agency News

Hyderabad, Sep 25 : Heavy rain lashed twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Tuesday evening.

The heavy rain which began at 5pm hours continued till 11pm. The rainfall recorded is between 7 CM to 13 CM during the period, sources said.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Telangana Minister for Municipal Administration K T Rama Rao said the twin cities witnessed highest ever rainfall in the month of September in more than 100 plus years. There were heavy traffic jams in several areas due to heavy rain and many arterial roads were waterlogged particularly in areas like Jubilee Hills, Madhapur and Gachibowli.

The century-old Ramannakunta lake in Bowenpally, Secunderabad overflowed due to the heavy downpour and several low lying areas near the lake were inundated.

Heavy Rain also led to blackouts in many areas as power supply was disconnected to prevent incidents. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) monsoon rescue teams were pressed into service to pump out the water and remove the fallen trees at various places in the city.

GHMC Mayor B Rammohan along with Enforcement Director Viswajit on Wednesday visited the waterlogged low-lying areas in the city and monitored the relief works. Meanwhile, Meteorological Department here has forecasted rain across the state till Thursday. (UNI)