After Assam, Heavy rainfall washes Hyderabad; CM Rao directs officials to ‘Stay Alert’
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 03-Oct-2017

Hyderabad, October 3: Hyderabad has been struggling severely due to heavy incessant rains; also Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao directed officials to stay alert and take up rescue and relief measures at the earliest. Heavy rainfall led to three deaths. Two people died after a wall collapsed in Banjara Hills, one person died of electrocution. 

The administration has ordered all schools and colleges to remain shut. The India Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana over the next three days. 

Drains overflowed at many places, inundating major roads in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Cyderabad and the outskirts of the city. Many areas were without power supply for hours, and some are still flooded, reports said.

People returning home from work and those coming back to the city after the long weekend were caught in long traffic jams for many hours. In a few areas, there was a disruption in power supply after tree branches collapsed on the cables. The Electricity Department was working on restoring the power supply in such areas, the Minister said. In the wake of heavy rains, there was a slight delay in relief measures being taken up by GHMC emergency monsoons teams.