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Rains continue in Hyderabad, water-logging in several places

Rains continue in Hyderabad, water-logging in several places

Floodwater gushing through a street in Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Image credit: PTI

Hyderabad : Heavy rains pounded Hyderabad on Saturday causing water logging, before the city could recover from the recent flood.

Heavens opened up between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m at least in 40 locations recording rainfall above 23 mm.

Bandlaguda in Uppal mandal of Medchal - Malkajgiri district, which is part of Hyderabad received 102.3 mm rainfall, highest, followed by Saroornagar (93.9 mm), Thatiannaram (91 mm), Pedda Amberpet Hanuman Temple area (89.5 mm) and others.

Saturday's rain damaged the city's Falaknuma bridge connecting to Mehboobnagar, forcing officials to shut that road.

Saturday's rains added to the lingering effects of the recent downpour, causing traffic blocks at several places in the city; people had to look for alternative routes. There was an 11 km long traffic jam from outer ring road to LB Nagar.

Floodwaters gushed on the roads in Tolichowki and several other locales in the city. Several low lying areas in Vanasthalipuram and LB Nagar saw flooding.

Officials asked people to stay at home and directed them to call 100, in case of emergency.

Meanwhile, the Met department forecast thundershowers at most places in Telangana over the next four days, accompanied by lightning.

Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana districts on Monday.

"Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in south Telangana districts," said a Met official about Tuesday.

Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) Mahender Reddy alerted all the policemen to monitor the situation in their respective jurisdictions, considering the Met department forecasting rains over the next five days.

"Keep monitoring the situation in your areasaflashfloods may trap people in low lying areas. Brief your staff to act accordingly and see that no inconvenience is caused to the citizens," said Reddy.

Himayatsagar received heavy inflows from Saturday's rain, prompting authorities to open four gates.

This report from IANS has been edited

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