The downpour on Wednesday morning brought life in the city and outskirts to a standstill. Low-lying areas were inundated while traffic was thrown out of gear. Busy roads turned into cesspools with overflowing manholes and storm water drains.
Houses in many low lying areas were submerged in the rain water. Several colonies in Mohammad Guda, Prakash Nagar, Abids, Hayathnagar, Ganganagar, Barkatpura, Hastinapuram, Shalivahana Nagar, Moosarambagh, Babu Jagjivan Ram Nagar, Srinagar Colony, Ashok Nagar, Kavadiguda, Lower Tank Bund, Shivam Road, Raj Bhavan Road and others were submerged in the rain water.
The water level in these areas has reached more than 5ft causing severe inconvenience for the residents. A four-hour traffic jam was reported between Uppal and Hubsiguda stretch due heavy water logging. Traffic police personnel had their work cut out as 2,500 policemen made sure that the flow of traffic was not affected.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) K Jitender said that the department officials from the ground level have ensured to the free traffic flow. With the efforts of his men, less traffic congestion was reported in the city. He even appreciated the efforts of traffic cops as they voluntarily sprung into action without formal instructions.