Hyderabad: Over the last 2 days, a video has gone going viral on the social media with the claim that, 'Pedda Cheruvu in Meerpet, Hyderabad has been breached and several colonies nearby are under threat. The citizens need to be cautious and vacate the premises'.
This video is in circulation on all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and also Whatsapp. It was also shared by journalists working in national newspapers and channels.
The claim that the Pedda Cheruvu bund in Meerpet, Hyderabad has breached is FALSE.
Though the video shows the floods in Meerpet area, it is from last week and NOT recent or not from October 18th rains. After the lash of heavy rains this month, the area is still facing severe water overflow.
A video with similar visuals has been shared by several Youtube channels with title, ‘Meerpet lake broken out in Meerpet Colony, Hyderabad Floods.’
Meanwhile, the Police department and also other officials have made it clear that there has been no breach of Pedda Cheruvu Bund in Meerpet and the situation is under control.
Rachakonda Police has tweeted an image of Newspaper clipping stating that CP Rachakonda, ACP Vanasthalipuram, SHO Meerpet, Municipal Commissioner, Mayor and Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy have visited Meerpat Bund and analysed the situation, CP Mahesh Bhagwat has appealed to citizens that not to believe in rumours and cooperate with the administration.
According to a detailed video report by ETV Telangana, published on October 20, 2020, there is no breaching of Peddacheruvu Bund, but a smaller lake has been over flowing. The viral video is older when the rains were heavy. The quantity of floodwater is reduced as of October 20, 2020, as seen in the ETV youtube video.
Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy also rubbished the reports.
Hence, the claim that the viral video showing floods from breached Pedda Cheruvu bund is FALSE. There is no breach on the Pedda Cheruvu bund in Meerpet, Hyderabad.