Hyderabad: In view of the heavy rainfall alert issued for the Indian Meteorological department for 18th and 19th October, all examinations under the jurisdiction of Osmania University has been postponed.

A statement from the Controller of Examination, OU said, “All the examination under the jurisdiction of Osmania Univeristy scheduled on 19th, 20th and 21st are postponed and examinations scheduled from 22 will be as it is”.

Meanwhile, all under graduate and post graduate regular and supplementary examination of JNTU scheduled on 19th and 20th October has been postponed as well.

Meanwhile, The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains or thundershowers likely to occur in the city in the next 48 hours, which might result in falling of trees and electric poles. The IMD has also predicted water pooling on roads and low-lying areas in most places. The other districts in the state might also witness heavy rain in isolated places. Experts said that considering the situation, even a moderate rainfall could do considerable damage in several areas.

Officials said that after the continuous downpour, the water started receding on Sunday.

The dams near the city are filled with water. The Hussain Sagar in the middle of the city is at full tank level and the water at Osman Sagar is at 1,785 feet. The four gates of the Himayat Sagar are open. 9 crest gates of Musi river has also been lifted.

The state’s average rainfall has been recorded at 13.3 mm against the normal 4.5 mm. According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, 193 mandals received an excess of 20 to 59 per cent rainfall, while 262 mandals received more than 60 per cent rainfall.

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