Hyderabad: The worst-hit areas in the city with continuous rain for nearly two hours are LB Nagar and Amberpet, which recorded about 10 cm of rain. The main gate of Golconda Fort was completely submerged. Flood water was seen on roads and colonies. The Nagole lake was also in spate due to which water entered the houses in Ayyappa Nagar. A man fell from his bike in Ramantapur and local people saved the youth from drowning. A tree got uprooted on the police lane in Amberpet and fell on the middle road.
Water washed away on the road on the Mooserambagh Bridge. Still people were seen crossing the bridge risking their lives. Roads were also flooded in Prakash Nagar near Begumpet, leading to traffic jams near Prakash Nagar metro station. The organizers of the Durga Puja pandal had to struggle a lot in taking out the procession. GHMC officials pressed emergency teams into action and officials have asked people not to step out unless it is very important. With Saturday being a weekend, the situation was a bit better as there was less traffic.
The Meteorological Department has described a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal for heavy rains. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Raja Singh appealed to MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao to take a tour of the city with him, especially in the old city areas, to see how the city suffers during the rains. He said he was appealing to the minister on behalf of the people and not as a political leader. He said that it is good to hear all the talk of Hyderabad being the best city during the discussion in the assembly, but every time it rains, my spirits get crushed.