Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has pressed into service its monsoon teams and the Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams to clear rain-related complaints following the heavy rains that lashed the city late on Saturday.
The teams are working round-the-clock to bring back normalcy in localities that were inundated and cleared waterlogging, removed tangled wires and uprooted trees and branches. Shaikpet, Film Nagar, Khajaguda Sports Complex, Raidurga GHMC ward office, Malakpet and Lakdikapool were some of the areas where the teams were deployed. Mayor G Vijaya Laxmi instructed the monsoon action teams to be on alert and asked the engineers to monitor the situation on the ground and take immediate measures. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board workers also attended to the issues pertaining to drainage overflow.
Meanwhile, in view of the warnings of very heavy rainfall in the city, the GHMC’s Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management (EVDM) initiated several alert measures that included stationing the Monsoon Emergency Teams (MET) at possible inundation locations based on previous experiences.
EVDM Director, Vishwajit Kampati in a statement said, “Adverting to the very heavy rainfall warnings issued by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad on 27, 28 and 29 of September, it is imperative to act on high alert and take following necessary steps.”
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