Some roads of the city have even been water-logged for days together.

Hyderabad roads flooded as rain lashes city IMD predicts more showers across stateFile photo: PTI
news Infrastructure Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:44

Several roads in Hyderabad were inundated yet again, after the city experienced moderate to heavy rain on Thursday.

According to reports, several parts of the city like Bowenpally, Uppal, HITEC City, Banjara Hills and L B Nagar came to a standstill in the morning, as the rain resulted in heavy traffic.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that a cyclonic circulation prevailing over south coastal Odisha and adjoining coastal Andhra Pradesh, combined with a trough extending from this system up to South Konkan and Goa, had resulted in the heavy rain in some parts of the state.

The Times of India reported that the city has received 200% excess rainfall, which is the highest in the state, followed by Adilabad with 159% excess rain and Khammam with 134% excess rain.

“At present, there will be intense lightning and thunderclouds over the northern parts of Hyderabad. Clouds are expected to cover the entire city soon and more rains are expected shortly," Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet, told TOI.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rain and thundershowers across the state on Friday.

It has also issued a warning, stating that, "Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mahabubnagar, Khammam,  Suryapet, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Nalgonda."

With monsoon lashing Hyderabad, several areas and roads have been water-logged for days together, with no respite in sight.

Last Saturday, a truck carrying wood bundles overturned after hitting a crater at Azampura colony in Old City, causing a part of the road to cave in.

Many irked citizens have been taking to social media, and saying that the situation is no different from last year, when the city experienced heavy rainfall and large parts of it were inundated.  


Read: No lessons learnt: Why do Hyderabad roads get inundated so easily?

 

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