Heavy downpour brings Hyderabad to knees
Normal life in most part of Hyderabad were disturbed on Wednesday as heavy rains caused waterlogging on main roads and inner lanes. Life was thrown out of gear.
According to media reports, the situation worsen in some areas of Kukatpally, Miyapur, Nizampet, Qutbullapur, Moosapet, Begumpet, Alwal and other major residential areas. Commercial suburbs of the city, where water entered residential colonies in areas : Nizampet, Balanagar and Alwal.
Damaged roads have been reported in many parts of the city. Begumpet, Yousufguda, Sainikpuri, Mehdipatnam, Malkajgiri and parts of Secunderabad were the worst affected.
The parking lots in several commercial complexes were completely submerged while roads turned into rivers with three to four feet water.
In several commercial complexes, parking lots had completely submerged while roads turned into rivers with three to four feet water. People were confined to apartments in some flooded areas like Bhandari Layout in Nizampet. Vendors were seen throwing drinking water and milk packets to those standing on first floor.
A holiday for all schools in the affected areas have also been declared. Officials said Qutubullapur area received 16.4 cm rainfall while some other areas recorded 6 to 12 cm rainfall.
As heavy rains inundated and further damaged the roads, there were traffic snarls in many key industrial, commercial and residential areas in almost all parts of the city.