There was a time in Hyderabad when rains meant lazy evenings with chai pakora. However, for the past few years, monsoons have been a nightmare for the residents of Hyderabad. The rainy season is wreaking havoc in the lives of residents as there is heavy water logging in various parts of the city. Also, traffic snarls have become a huge issue stalling the city.
Little rain, and the city gets to see fallen trees and stranded commuters these days. While the cloudy weather started on July 8, the temperature remained at 29 degrees celsius. Though it started off as a slight drizzle, there were showers through the evening, and as night approached, Hyderabad witnessed heavy rains.
The highest overnight rainfall of 70mm was recorded at Uppal. Several parts of the city that were inundated included Dilsukhnagar, LB Nagar, Saroornagar, Khairtabad, Banjara Hills, Madhapur, Gachibowli, Chandanagar, Amberpet, Nallakunta, and Uppal. Normal life was disrupted, and there were various complaints of water-logging from low-lying areas. People from various colonies complained of disruption of road transport, power supply, and drainage clogging.
On July 9, Chandanagar received the highest rainfall of 12.3 mm, followed by Patancheru with 9.8mm. The temperature dipped to 24 degrees Celsius. With predictions of heavy rainfall in the coming days, the civic authorities are monitoring the situation and are prepped up to take appropriate measures.
The India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, has already issued a red alert in several parts of Telangana.