Relief measures in full swing

THE HANS INDIA |   Oct 04,2017 , 02:17 AM IST

Traffic police along with officials inspecting the damage caused by heavy rains, on Tuesday
Traffic police along with officials inspecting the damage caused by heavy rains, on Tuesday

Hyderabad: In order to provide relief and rehabilitation during heavy rains, the Hyderabad Collectorate has set up a control room and helpline number 040 23202113. Citizens can contact the helpline number during emergency where Mandal Revenue Officer (MROs) of the respective division will help people in rescue operations.

P Venu Gopal, Bandlaguda MRO, said, “When it rains, the MRO and other staff try to rehabilitate the people in any emergency cases from the low-lying areas. We personally visit and verify if there is any emergency in order to provide accommodation in nearby community halls and government schools.”  He further said, “We provided food in Uppuguda Krishna Reddy Nagar on Tuesday as the nala water came inside their homes. All the utilities got spoilt and we provided food in the afternoon to a few people in the housing colony.” 

With the heavy rains in the city on Monday evening, most of the low-lying areas were flooded and the water logging affected the commuters badly. In some low-lying areas, the water level is still knee-length. It is difficult for people to walk or move from the place. A Rahul, resident of Patelnagar in Malkajgiri said, “My house was flooded with water. The whole night we had a tough time. There was no power supply too. I could not sleep at night.”

B Suresh, from Allam Thota Bavi, Mayuri Marg, Begumpet said, “Whenever it rains, water gets logged here and on Monday night we had no power. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials visited the place on Tuesday afternoon and checked the water logging level and took some photos and went away.”

A municipal worker, trying to clear the water from Holy Trinity Church at Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, said, “When it rains, the church will be flooded with rainwater till knee-level. People cannot enter the premises. Nala and drainage water gets logged inside the church as many buildings located in the surrounding of the church. It takes at least two days to clear the water.”

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