Hyderabad: Though the State is likely to get some respite from the rains, authorities have taken up a series of measures in the city to prevent loss of life and restore normalcy. Rehabilitation of people in low-lying areas, deploying monsoon action teams and closing of the Moosarambagh Bridge in Malakpet apart from distributing food are some of the measures being taken.
While 60 families staying in Moosarambagh near Musi were rehabilitated, food was distributed to 200 families living in low-lying areas in Mehdipatnam through Annapurna canteens. Meanwhile, 170 emergency teams and 92 static labour teams are attending to rain-related complaints.
The GHMC has asked people to dial 040-21111 111 to report grievances. “On Tuesday, 411 complaints were received and most of them pertained to waterlogging and fallen tree branches. They are being attended to,” officials said.
Earlier, EVDM director Vishwajit Kampati said the city would witness only light showers. “The Cyclone Gulab induced Cloud system has changed direction overnight and is seen to be moving out of Telangana into Maharashtra & Gujarat. Very light sporadic showers, if at all & mostly clear skies may be expected in the city,” (sic) he tweeted.
Mayor G Vijaya Laxmi monitored the rehabilitation process and held a teleconference with engineers and GHMC Deputy Commissioners. She instructed them to focus on low-lying areas and clear stagnant water.
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