Fresh bouts of heavy rainfall that began on Saturday evening in Hyderabad have heavily affected residential areas in Hyderabad's Baba Nagar area. Several apartment houses were inundated due to the flooding that followed the heavy rainfall.
Visuals showed vehicles like auto-rickshaws and motorcycles being washed away due to the strong current of the water. Several vehicles were also under water in the area, which is located in Hyderabad's old city. In Gulshan Iqbal colony of Babanagar, several cars were submerged, while the ground floors of many houses were completely inundated with floodwater.
The Hyderabad City Police Task Force and Disaster Response Force were roped in for rescue and evacuation operations in the low-lying colonies of the area. Heavy rainfall in the area caused a breach in the Balapur lake, causing water to overflow and resulting in flash floods in the area. The police evacuated the residents to safe places and luckily, no casualties have been reported.
ALERT : Innundation of low lying colonies Hafiz baba nagar, Phoolbagh, Omar Colony, Indra Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Rajiv Nagar. Please cooperate with Police in evacuation exercise. ACP Santoshnagar, ACP Falaknuma, Insp Chandrayangutta, Insp Madannapet, Insp Chatrinaka are present pic.twitter.com/xwErATGdMkâ€” Anjani Kumar, IPS, Stay Home Stay Safe. (@CPHydCity) October 17, 2020
According to Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar, areas such as Hafiz Baba Nagar, Omar Colony, Indira Nagar and Shivaji Nagar areas have been inundated.
Rescue teams have been sent to the spot and the Police Commissioner urged the residents to cooperate with the police. Local MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi and Anjani Kumar both visited the locality to oversee the situation. The top cop also supervised rescue operations in Golnaka, Moosarambagh, Madannapet, Aliabad, and other areas which witnessed flooding.
DRF working unceasingly to rescue citizens from flooded areas. Inundations and Treefalls being cleared to restore normalcy in the city. Teams working on 24X7 basis in view of the continuing rains. Citizens may dial 040-29555500 for DRF assistance and we will attend asap. @KTRTRS pic.twitter.com/mwIiMDz7GKâ€” Director EV&DM, GHMC (@Director_EVDM) October 18, 2020
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the state Disaster Response Force (DRF), the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) as well as police authorities are closely monitoring the situation.
The rains that hit the city on Saturday evening came days after the city witnessed massive rainfall and floods. The rain brought the parts of the city to a standstill yet again, even as it is recovering from the devastation due to the deluge last week.