Heavy rains continue to lash the city of Hyderabad, with more rain predicted for the next two days. The authorities have sought help from the Army for initiating rescue operations in case of the excessive rains lead to people being stranded.
Authorities have also sounded a high alert in the city. A two-day holiday for all educational institutions was declared by the government which also urged information technology companies to provide a work from home’ option to the employees.
Greater Hyderabad Mayor B. Rammohan said the help of Army was sought for rescue work in areas like Alwal, Nizampet and Begumpet where overflowing water bodies and open drains have inundated residential areas.
Water also had to be let out from the Hussain Sagar lake as the water body was full to the brim.
Twitter users from Hyderabad found the vent for their collective amusement and misery on the internet. While some searched for beauty in the rain wreck, others ranted about how roads turned into rivers.
Here’s a look at how the Hyderabad twitterati responded to the city’s rain problems.
— We Are Hyderabad (@WeAreHyderabad) September 23, 2016
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) September 23, 2016
Low quality roads
No traffic discipline
These are the main reasons for huge traffic jam after heavy rain in #Hyderabad
— Bhagavan Reddy (@ImEBReddy) September 16, 2016
— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) September 23, 2016
Re-skin Hyderabad roads, no footpaths to walk, no smooth roads to drive and no drains for rain water #Hyderabad
— amar (@amar_mca) September 12, 2016
— GAURAV CHAWDA (@gauravchawda90) August 31, 2016
— kavitha Rao (@iamKavithaRao) September 23, 2016
— Athul Domichen (@athuldomichen) September 23, 2016
— Sanjay Borra (@sanjayborra) September 23, 2016
— Mirza Hyderabad (@mirzahyd1) September 22, 2016
— Telangana (తెలంగాణ) (@telanganafacts) September 22, 2016
— SAKSHI KHANNA (@tweetsakshi) September 22, 2016
— #HyderabadRains (@HyderabadRain) September 21, 2016