Telangana Rains: IMD warns heavy to very heavy rains in many places, Govt declares holiday for all educational institutions
In Telangana, red alert has been issued to many districts as incessant rains continue to lash several parts of the state, especially the northern districts. Normal life has been thrown out of gear in many places.
Several streams and rivulets are overflowing due to heavy rains in the catchment areas. The river Godavari is on spate and water levels at Bhadrachalam raised to 51.4 ft by 12noon and officials have issued warning number 2 at Bhadrachalam. Heavy inflows are expected to further raise the water levels in the river.
Met officials have warned that heavy to very heavy rains are likely in many places, especially in northern districts. Red alert has been issued to Adilabad, Komarambheem Asifabad, Mancheriyal, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Gajityal, and Bhupalapally districts whereas, Orange alert issued to Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet Hanmakona and few other districts.
The state government has put the entire administration on alert and kept the NDRF and Air Force teams on standby to carry out relief activities if needed. Holidays are also declared for educational institutions as a precaution.
Normal life has been thrown out of gear especially in northern part of the state due to incessant rains triggered by a low-pressure area near Odisha and the prevailing upper air trough. Following Met officials warning that heavy rains are likely to continue for a few more days, the state government has declared holidays to all educational institutions from today for three days.
Following the decision, all examinations scheduled in the purview of Osmania University and other higher educational institutions have been postponed. In Hyderabad, people are facing hardships in several residential areas with stormwater entering their homes.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has asked officials and staff to remain available for people and canceled all holidays and leaves. Meanwhile, the South-Central Railway has canceled 34 MMTS trains in Hyderabad due to heavy rains.
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