The storm adds to the misfortunes of Hyderabad
Hyderabad, October 9 (IANS): Heavy rains from Saturday’s thunderstorm added to the woes of Hyderabad’s citizens even before the city could recover from Friday night’s heavy downpour.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, people were caught in traffic jams in various parts of the city as several key roads flooded.
Huge traffic jams were observed in several areas of the heart of the city, including Nampally, Moazzamjai Market, Basheerbagh, Hyderguda, Lakdikapul, Abids, Koti, Somajiguda, Punajgutta, Ameerpet, Begumpet and Secunderabad.
Overflowing drains have submerged the roads in Amberpet, Golnaka, Kachiguda, Dilsukhnagar, LB Nagar, Hayatnagar and other areas.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams were on the ground to clear the congestion.
Many areas experienced heavy rainfall associated with wind gusts in the late afternoon.
Lightning struck a four-story building at Venkateswara Nagar in Kukatpally. There were no casualties but the building sustained minor damage.
According to the Telangana State Development Planning Corporation, Himayatnagar received maximum rainfall of 9.53 cm. Pattigadda in Secunderabad recorded 6.93 cm of rain.
The heavy rains caused severe inconvenience to people leaving for their home countries to other districts of Telangana and neighboring Andhra Pradesh for Dasara.
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) general manager VC Sajjanar said all city buses, interstate buses and district buses were behind schedule.
Heavy rains on Friday evening triggered flash floods in parts of the city and its outskirts, inundating low lying areas.
DRF teams, municipal workers and police personnel evacuated people from the flooded areas of Hayatnagar and transferred them to relief camps.