Welcome back rains: Himayat Sagar overflows onto ORR service road

According to the latest available data, the water level at present is 1760.90 feet. There is a heavy inflow of 1,200 cusecs of water and outflow of 1,320 cusecs. The full tank limit of Himayat Sagar is 1,763.50 feet.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 July 2022 2:32 PM GMT
Welcome back rains: Himayat Sagar overflows onto ORR service road

Hyderabad: Following the heavy rains of Monday and Tuesday and the opening of the three gates of the Himayat Sagar on Tuesday, there was a heavy overflow of water onto the service road that runs parallel to the Outer Ring Road in Hyderabad.

On Monday, only one gate of Himayat Sagar was kept open up to one foot. According to the latest available data, the water level at present is 1760.90 feet. There is a heavy inflow of 1,200 cusecs of water and outflow of 1,320 cusecs. The full tank limit of Himayat Sagar is 1,763.50 feet.



"With the gates opening, a lot of water has been let out from Himayat Sagar into the small stream Esi (marked Musi on Google Map) and this might have flooded the service road. There are lesser chances of the ORR getting affected as it stands at an elevated level," explained Pankaj Sethi, a historian and Hyderabad resident.

Further, he said that Monday night's heavy rains in the southern and western parts of the city had filled the Himayat Sagar to the brim.

T. Balaji, popularly known as Telangana Weatherman, tweeted, "Chevella already 124mm, crazy rains pouring all over west Hyderabad. Surely massive inflows are expected to Osmansagar & HimayatSagar in the next 24hrs."

Meanwhile, six gates of Osman Sagar that were kept open up to four feet have been lifted to six feet.

As of 26 July, Vikarabad recorded the state's highest rainfall of 129.1 mm in 24 hours. In Hyderabad, Charminar recorded the city's highest rainfall of 90.8 mm.

Traffic diversions

In the wake of the inundation of the Service Road, the Cyberabad traffic police announced traffic diversions. "Traffic going towards Shamshabad from TSPA on ORR service road may take diversion at TSPA – Khaleejkhan dargah – Kismatpur – Budvel extension – Pillar number 194 – Aramghar," read the traffic notice.

Yellow alert

IMD Hyderabad has issued a yellow alert in some districts of Telangana for the next three days. The districts include Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Karimanagar, Rajanna Sircilla, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, Rangareddy, Warangal (Urban), Warangal (Rural), Sangareddy, and Kamareddy.

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