Hyderabad: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad has postponed the exam scheduled for September 27.

This follows the Indian Meteorological Department's forecast of extremely heavy rains in parts of the state,

"Principals of all the constituent and affiliated colleges of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad offering Undergraduate & Post Courses are informed to note that in view of bad weather conditions and heavy rains and also considering the requests received from various rural college Principals, the B.Tech/B.Pharm./Pharm.D/Pharm.D(PB) Regular and Supplementary Examinations of the University scheduled on September 27 have been postponed and the rescheduled date will be announced soon," said the registrar.

However, the remaining University Examinations scheduled from September 28 onwards will be conducted as per the schedule.

Similarly, Andhra University said the examination of Under Graduate (professional)/ Post Graduate and professional courses scheduled for September 27 will not be held between October 1 and 8.

AU Registrar V. Krishna Mohan in a release on Sunday said that the decision was taken in view of the proposed 'Bharat Bandh' and to avoid inconvenience to the students.

The Director of Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management, GHMC, said that rainfall may intensify into heavy and very heavy rainfall in the next 4-6 hours. He said incessant rainfall may continue for the next 48 hours in the city. All personnel and teams of GHMC have been put on high alert. Citizens are advised to avoid any unnecessary travel, he said.

GHMC zonal commissioners have been asked to ensure the availability of boats, pumps, and other necessary equipment & machinery to tackle flood emergencies based on last year's experiences.

"Preemptively ask all teams to check regular choke points and clear catch pits in those areas. Week offs and leaves of officers may be limited for the next one week to ensure sufficient personnel are available at all times. Prepare a relief and rehabilitation center for the event that citizens need to be shifted to and ensure availability of basic amenities in them," he said.

He also asked zonal commissioners to ensure the availability of a transport facility to evacuate and shift the population from possible inundation areas. "Prepare protocol for alerting the residents of possible inundation and low lying areas for evacuation at short notice," he said.

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