Sudden rains create havoc in city
The sudden rain coupled with strong gales across the city has created havoc in many parts of Old City on Thursday afternoon. Many plants fell and sign...
Charminar: The sudden rain coupled with strong gales across the city has created havoc in many parts of Old City on Thursday afternoon. Many plants fell and sign boards were damaged during the rain fury that lasted for little more than half an hour.
While hailstorm was witnessed on the outskirts, city has witnessed only rain and gales. Many areas in Old City have been inundated during the rain and several vehicles were damaged due to falling down of trees. Affected areas include Yakutpura, Doodhbowli, High Court Road, Falaknuma, Chandrayangutta, RajannaBavi, Jangammet and other places. People had to experience lot of difficulties due to stagnation of water and fallen trees in many areas.
GHMC officials have attended some places while several places remained un-attended till very late. At some places, traffic police and locals cleared the road and removed the fallen trees where GHMC staff could not reach in time.
Iqbal Rizwi from Doodhbowli said that some vehicles were damaged on the High Court road and before the municipal staff reaches the spot, traffic cops and locals have started clearing the road and removing the debris of fallen trees. An autorickshaw was damaged in this incident, he added. Similar incident occurred at Engine Bowli of Falaknuma where a heavy tree was uprooted and fell on a sugar cane stall and an auto rickshaw damaging them completely.
No casualty was reported in this incident however property was damaged. Many low-lying areas were inundated, and locals tried to clear the stagnation. Following the heavy rain and gales, electricity supply was also disturbed in many areas.