Hyderabad: The state government has declared a holiday in view of incessant rains on October 14 and October 15 for all private institutions, offices non-essential service with work from the home advisory. People are advised to stay indoors unless it’s an emergency.
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Indian Meteorological Department has forecast a decrease in the rain intensity due to the weakening of the low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and the moving of depression away from Telangana.
“The Depression over Telangana moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 25 kmph during the past 06 hours and lay centered at 5:30 am on 14th October 2020, over western parts of Telangana near latitude 17.7°N and longitude 78.1°E, about 130 km east-northeast of Gulbarga (North Interior Karnataka) and about 50 km west of Hyderabad (Telangana). It is very likely to move further west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a Well-marked low-Pressure area during next 12 hours,” said IMD in its forecast at 8 am.
So far twelve people have died due to incessant rains in the city.
Incessant rains, under the impact of a deep depression inundated roads in busy areas like Himayat Nagar, Basheerbagh, Nampally, Lakdi Ka Pul, Mehdipatnam, Toli Chowki, Gachibowli, Jubilee Hills, and Banjara Hills on Tuesday.
Several residents had to be evacuated overnight especially in Tolichowki as incessant rains lashed Hyderabad, submerging roads, vehicles and flooding houses.
Due to electricity and data failure, schools have declared a holiday.
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad has been closed today for visitors due to heavy rains and waterlogging in the zoo. Safari Park, Bear Moat, Primate Area, and Maidan enclosure, etc are the most affected ones.
Due to extreme rainfall on Tuesday, all the major dams in are full to capacity. At 7:30 on Wednesday, Himayat Sagar Inflow was 21,450 cusecs, while outflow was 22,145 cusecs. Himayatagar dam management said that the inflow of water is increasing. Officials said 13 gates out of 17 have been opened.
BR Ambedkar Open University has also postponed exams scheduled for October 14 and October 15 due to heavy rains and floods. Exams from Oct 16 will be conducted as per the timetable. The schedule of postponed examinations will be informed shortly.