With recent rainfall, fresh inflows started arriving into Osmansagar, one of the drinking water sources for the city. Speaking about the arrival of fresh inflows, the Water Board officials on Wednesday said that a total of 706 cusecs reached the reservoir on June 21 at 6 am.
The Telangana high court on Friday ordered the appearance of GHMC commissioner and Hyderabad district collector before court in connection with a PIL that raised concerns over Hyderabad getting flooded during rains.
Hyderabad has received a cumulative rainfall of 164.1 mm between October 1 and November 21, 2011. During the same period, Rangareddy received 135.9mm of cumulative rainfall. On Sunday, Hyderabad received 4.7mm of rainfall.
With tanks overflowing and causing breeches in railway tracks at three locations in the South Central Railway (SCR) zone, SCR authorities have cancelled 42 trains, while nearly 70 other services were impacted. The cycloneinduced heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh over the last 24 hours and its impact on train movement, left many stranded. Also, there are long delays in running of many trains.
The body of a techie, feared washed away after falling into a rainwater-filled trench dug up for a drainage system in Hyderabad, was traced on Monday, police said.
Parts of the city witnessed light rains, of up to 30 mm, on Tuesday leading to a drop in mercury levels.
The city was pounded by over 100 mm of rain in a span of merely two hours on Saturday night triggering massive waterlogging in many parts of the city.
The heavy downpour on Saturday plunged many areas of the city into darkness with power lines snapping as a result of falling trees and branches.
It has been about two weeks since heavy rains wreaked havoc in several parts of the city. However, even as the rains receded, and most areas recovered from inundation, residents of Osman Nagar, on the outskirts of Old City, are still reeling under the flood impact.
The city experienced its third wettest day in October after it recorded 91mm of rainfall on the evening of October 9. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad predicts that the city is likely to witness a rather rainy Dasara following formation of a low pressure area (LPA) over north Andaman sea around October 14-15.
The city received light to moderate rain accompanied with gale on Sunday evening after few areas received about 50mm of rainfall by evening.
Even before the city recovered from the massive inundation and a flood-like situation that threw life out of gear on Friday evening, heavy rain accompanied by loud claps of thunder and blinding bolts of lightning was witnessed in the city on Saturday.
Vegetable cultivation has been badly hit in Ranga Reddy district close to Hyderabad due to heavy rains triggred by cyclone Gulab, officials said, predicting a supplies of fresh stock vegetables to the city.
In the wake of heavy rains, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced that all government offices, schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the state would remain closed on Tuesday.
Hyderabad may witness heavy rain on September 27-28 after the cyclone moves towards south Chhattisgarh and its neighbouring areas. After it crosses, parts of Telangana will receive heavy rains for one or two days,” said A Shravani, meteorologist, India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad.
Several families experienced a repeat of last year’s monsoon nightmare as areas around Saroornagar lake — among the worst-affected by rain-induced floods last year — were inundated once again as a result of heavy rainfall on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Locals slammed elected representatives and authorities for their lack of action to prevent the situation which has exacerbated this year as, along with flood waters, froth too has flown into the homes of many.
Even before the city could recover completely from the cloudburst that inundated several parts of the city earlier this week, another spell of torrential downpour beat down on the city on Saturday.
Few areas in the city received light rainfall of 30 mm. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Rajiv Nagar in Uppal recorded the highest rainfall of 30 mm followed by 23 mm at Kapra, 22 mm at Balramnagar in Malkajgiri and 20 mm Tirmulgherry among others.
Three out of 17 floodgates of Himayathsagar reservoir opened at around 4 pm, on Tuesday, after inflows reached its full reservoir level of 1764 feet.
Life is thrown out of gear whenever heavy rains batter parts of the Old City. The locals blame this on the official apathy as little effort was made to check the illegal encroachments on open nalas.