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Hyderabad rains: Relief operations on to restore normalcy in rain-hit areas

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Hyderabad: Relief operations were underway on Tuesday to restore normalcy in rain-hit areas of the city, a day after three persons died in rain-related incidents. Three persons lost their lives in different rain-related incidents in the city on Monday, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Commissioner (GHMC) commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy told PTI.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), 82.6 mm of rain was recorded in Hyderabad from 8.30am on Monday to 8.30am on Tuesday. The heavy rain led to inundation in several low-lying areas of the city.

Water entered into homes making life difficult for residents. In low-lying areas, the intensity of water flow was such that motor vehicles and huts were swept away.

Roads in the city suffered heavy damages and traffic was moving at a snail’s pace at some places this morning. Relief personnel were making efforts to pump out accumulated water in residential localities and roads.

The GHMC has advised people not to stay in buildings which are in a dilapidated condition. The Met office has forecast rainfall at some places in Telangana during the day.

Meanwhile, heavy downpour late last evening, rendered the underfoot conditions unsuitable for racing at the Malakpet Race Course, forcing the Hyderabad Race Course authorities to cancel the 22nd day of the monsoon races scheduled to be held today.

Incidentally, the season’s Blue Riband-the Deccan Derby-was run in blinding rain accompanied by gusty winds last evening making it the wettest Derby Day proceedings at the Malakpet Race Course.

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