Many parts of the city witnessed power cuts late on Tuesday night.

Hail thunderstorms predicted for next few days in Hyderabad no power in several areasImage for representation
news Weather Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:57

After the heavy rain and hailstorm reportedly in several parts of Hyderabad on Tuesday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted hailstorms for two more days.

According to The Hindu, Hyderabad has recorded a maximum of 36.2 degree Celsius on Wednesday, which is the lowest temperature in the past few weeks.

It was reported that the state has been under thunderstorm warning for the next 24 hours and it is likely to remain so for the next few days.

On Tuesday, Hyderabad reportedly received 96mm rainfall. Due to the storms and heavy rainfall, 290 trees were uprooted, there was water stagnation in 56 points and nearly 32 electric poles were damaged in the GHMC limits.

Apart from this, many parts of the city witnessed power cuts late on Tuesday night.

Rangareddy North circle including Kukatpally, Medchal and Gachibowli and Hyderabad North circle, including Banjara Hills and Green lands, were affected by the power cuts.

Meanwhile, some areas like Venkataramna colony in Somajiguda, Dwarakapuri colony in Panjagutta, and Mytrivanam and Swarna Jayanthi complex at Ameerpet had no power on Wednesday afternoon as well.

According to Deccan Chronicle, the electricity department on Wednesday received over 400 complaints from citizens within GHMC limits.

Areas like Begumpet, Tarnaka, SR Nagar, and Rajendernagar experienced power disruption for more than 24 hours.  

As many as 306 11 KV feeders (each catering to 3,500 customers) and 24 of the 33 KV feeders (each catering to 7,50010,000 customers) broke down, which affected an estimated 15 lakh households in the city.

“While we spent the entire night waiting for power supply to resume, the next day was spent dialling the electricity office, first for restoration of power and then for complaining about low voltage. Because of low voltage, we could not pump groundwater to the overhead tank and as a result the taps remained dry,” Suresh Rao, a resident of Begumpet told Times of India.


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