Hyderabad: Several of the colonies in Hyderabad’s and close by territories stayed immersed for the fourth sequential day on Friday even as authorities scrambled to scoop out floodwaters from waterlogged regions and give relief to rain-hit individuals.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Disaster Response Force (DRF) of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were carrying out rescue and relief activities with boats in the most terrible impacted zones.
Despite the fact that the skies stayed clear for the subsequent day, the water that poured into residential colonies from penetrated or flooding lakes and drains following heavy rains and flash flood on October 13 night is yet to be emptied out.
Colonies close to Pedda Cheruvu lake in Ramanthapur, Hayat Nagar, Uppal, Saroornagar, and close to Palle Cheruvu lake in Mailardevpally kept on being waterlogged. A comparable circumstance prevailed in BS Maktha before the Raj Bhavan and CIB Colony in Khairatabad in the city’s heart.
In a couple of spots, underground territories of apartment buildings stayed submerged. Individuals living on the upper floors are as of yet sitting tight for relief.
Hyderabad’s Citizens in the immersed colonies mourned that they had lost everything in the flood.
A woman said in Sai Chitra Nagar Colony in Ramanthapur: “We have lost everything to these rains. All our household goods have either been washed away or completely damaged. children have lost their education certificates.”
The occupants accused poor drainage and absence of coordination among government offices and contractor workers for the waterlogging.
As the water level of the Musi waterway reduced down, GHMC authorities started relief works in zones adjoining the lake in Chaderghat and Moosarambagh.
Then, rescue workers kept on looking for four individuals from a family washed away in floodwater in Ali Nagar in Rajendra Nagar circle. Bodies of four family members, including two youngsters, were found on Wednesday and Thursday.
The family of nine members has swept away while attempting to swim through floodwater on Wednesday. Family head Abdul Tahir Qureshi, 60, figured out how to escape by clutching on to a tree.
Heavy rains and flash floods in Hyderabad and different parts of Telangana have taken 50 lives up until now. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to each to the deprived families.
In Hyderabad and encompassing territories, over 20 individuals have passed away in different downpour related occurrences since Tuesday night.
In the interim, municipal organization and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao kept on visiting flood-impacted zones for the third continuous day. He visited Maktha on Friday and met individuals housed at a relief camp. He guided authorities to arrange ration for all the impacted families.
BJP State President Bandi Sanjay and TDP President L Ramna likewise visited flood-impacted regions and claimed that the TRS government had failed to act as the hero of the impacted individuals.