Hyderabad: Incessant rains have been lashing Hyderabad incessantly for the past few days, causing widespread waterlogging and severe traffic jams across the city. As a result, the normal life of the city dwellers is greatly disrupted.
Waterlogging occurred in many areas of the city, including the road in front of the Dr. BR Ambedkar Telangana State Secretariat. Many Twitter users expressed frustration and dissatisfaction on the social media platform.
One of them, B Karthik wrote, ‘#Hyderabad city’s tech parts beat Bangalore not only in IT but slow traffic. Just one hour of rain causes traffic jams for hours…’
Another user wrote, ‘An hour of rain and the situation in Hyderabad!
We hear about Bangalore overflowing, soon to overtake Hyderabad…? ‘
Charminar area has recorded the highest rainfall in the last 24 hours
According to data from the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS), Charminar Hyderabad recorded the highest rainfall of 79 mm in the last 24 hours.
Here is the list of areas of Hyderabad and their corresponding recorded rainfall:
IMD Hyderabad predicts rain, issues red alert
Adding to the concern, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad has issued a red alert for Telangana due to very heavy to very heavy rainfall forecast in various districts of the state for the next three days.
For Hyderabad in particular, the IMD has issued an orange alert for today, forecasting moderate rain across all six districts – Charminar, Khairatabad, Kukatpally, LB Nagar, Secunderabad and Serilingampally. Also, heavy rainfall is predicted in the city.
The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Hyderabad on July 26 and 27.
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