With the onset of monsoon, several roads in Hyderabad are witnessing waterlogging and massive traffic snarls. While the main areas affected are in Cyberabad, where the city's IT corridor is based, other areas are not spared either.
Keeping this in mind, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has issued a list of 123 points in the city where major waterlogging is taking place. This includes areas under the jurisdiction of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda police commissionerates.
The reasons being cited for the stagnation of water range from congested roads, to flyover work in progress, to leaking pipes, overflowing drains and several constructions in low-lying areas. In some cases, manholes have also been blocked with debris.
This includes areas in LB Nagar, Uppal, Malkajgiri, Gopalpuram, Mahankali, Marredpally, Trimulgherry, Panjagutta, SR Nagar, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Begumpet, Chikkadpally, Abids, Narayanaguda, Saifabad, Mirchowk, Falaknuma, Kacheguda, Sultan Bazar, Malakpet, Tolichowki, Goshamahal, Madhapur, Gachibowli and Miyapur.
Find the full list below.
The Cyberabad Traffic Police have already suggested alternate routes for commuters to take, as they proceed to and from work during the monsoon season.
Meanwhile, the GHMC said that the waterlogging points were categorised as A, B, C grades according to the severity of the situation, and 495 monsoon teams had been deployed on the streets of the city to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
The municipal body said that at category A locations, water pumps were being arranged permanently at the spot, with an official in charge to oversee the water being pumped out. At B and C category locations, motor pumps are kept nearby and brought to the location when needed.
"A special drive was also taken up to remove construction and debris material by allotting one vehicle each to 150 wards," the GHMC said.