Heavy rains that lashed Hyderabad on Wednesday brought traffic to a complete standstill in several parts of the city, even as roads began getting inundated.
The Times of India reported that several low lying areas of the city like Kavadiguda, Bhagya Laxmi Nagar, and Bhoiguda were inundated, while areas like Tarnaka, Madhapur, Kondapur and Gachibowli witnessed huge traffic jams, due to waterlogged roads.
Several employees who travel to the IT hub and Cyberabad every day, also suffered major inconvenience due to the showers.
However, the rainfall also brought down temperatures in the city, with Hyderabad recording 24.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday, which is a five degree drop from the normal temperature for this time of the year.
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Bandlaguda received the highest rainfall in the city with 8cm, followed by Amberpet, Mir Alam, LB Nagar and Ramachandrapuram.
Panjagutta, Gajularamaram Circle, the road underbridge at Lingampally-Seriling-ampally, Neredmet Crossroads, Malkajgiri, Santoshnagar, Lakshminagar drain in Kapra Circle, Salarjung Museum, Falaknuma, Nagole Junction, Engine Bowli, Asadbabanagar and Kishanbagh were other areas that witnessed traffic snarls, the DC report adds.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) stated that it received 104 rain-related complaints on Wednesday, including fallen trees, water stagnation, power outages and overflowing manholes.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rainfall for the next 48 hours.
â€œThere would be isolated rainfall, at times heavy, across the state. In some places, the rain could be as high as seven centimetres,"Y K Reddy , director, IMD Hyderabad told TOI.
"The upper air cyclonic circulation over northern parts of Madhya Pradesh between 1.5 and 7.6 km above mean sea level persists. A trough extends from Chhattisgarh to south Tamilnadu across Telangana and south coastal Andhra Pradesh," the IMD said.