2 October Hyderabad (India): With the old city receiving heavy rainfall, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) shifted residents from a few areas to safer places as a precautionary measure.
At Kranti Nagar VAMBAY Housing quarters, nearly 45 members of 11 families were shifted to first floor after rain water entered into the ground floor. Similarly, 15 members of nine families near Jyothi Saree Mandir in Uppuguda were rescued by clearing the rain water, which marooned the houses.
Thirteen members of three families were shifted to RKS School, Shivaji Nagar, from their houses near Krishnaveni Talent School, Shivaji Nagar, said GHMC South Zone Commissioner S Srinivas Reddy. Necessary arrangements have been made at temporary rescue shelters by providing food, drinking water, blankets, power supply, etc., he added.
At Nacharam, GHMC officials lowered the sluices in surplus weir to regulate water level in the Nacharam lake. The sluices were partly opened and water was discharged downstream. Authorities said the water level in the lake was below the full tank level.
Meanwhile, the sidewall of a median below Hyderabad Metro Rail viaduct collapsed at Chaitanyapuri. Following the incident, the debris was strewn all over the road, affecting traffic flow in the area. HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy said the sidewall had collapsed as the works were still in progress and due to water stagnation. Water outlets are yet to be fixed at some places, he said.