Incessant rains wreak havoc in Warangal

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Warangal
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Life was thrown out of gear due to heavy thunderstorm that lashed Warangal city during early morning hours on Wednesday.

Warangal: Life was thrown out of gear due to heavy thunderstorm that lashed Warangal city during early morning hours on Wednesday.

The downpour accompanied by strong lightning, which continued for about one and half an hour, has inundated several low-lying areas and thick sheets of water covered the roads in residential areas and main roads as well. This led to severe inconvenience to public in their rush to reach offices.

Several schools have declared holiday for the day on account of the heavy rainfall. Many roads were damaged and the silt from the drains got accumulated on the roads at several places making it difficult for the vehicles to move. Hanamkonda bus stand was fully water logged.

Low lying areas like TV Tower Colony, NTR Nagar, Sundaraiah Nagar, MH Nagar, Sammaiah Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Vidyanagar, Deendayal Nagar, Housing Board Colony, Hunter road and others were inundated by rain waters. The waters entered into houses at many places.

In Kazipet, a lightning struck Hanuman Temple near Kadipikonda damaging the gopuram of the temple. The temple priest, Veeranarayana, who was performing prayers at the time of the incident informed that a portion of the temple gopuram was broken but no person was injured.

Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) Commissioner Shruti Ojha along with senior officials went around the affected areas in the city. She directed the officials to clear the silt from the drains to allow the flood waters to flow freely.

The BJP Warangal urban district president Rao Padma visited Deendayal Nagar and others areas and interacted with the locals. She complained that the corporation authorities have failed to clear the encroachments on nalas and it was leading to water logging in the colonies.

The Central government funds being released to develop low-lying areas and slums were being diverted to other works by the State government. The government must initiate urgent measures to improve the drainage system in Warangal city, she demanded.

Several parts of erstwhile Warangal district have also witnessed heavy to moderate rainfall on the day. At Kundurpalli of Ghanapuram mandal in Jayashanker Bhupalpally district, 10 goats died after struck by a lightning.

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