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Hyderabad: Incessant rains bring normal life to standstill, high alert sounded

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has also sought assistance from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to undertake rescue and relief works.

Flooded streets after heavy rain two wheelers washed away near Mahboob Mansion Market Malakpet in Hyderabad on Thursday.PTI Photo Authorities in Hyderabad have sought help of Army for possible rescue operations as heavy rains continued to lash the city and outskirts for a second consecutive day Thursday. With the met office forecasting more rains over next two days, a high alert was sounded in the city. The government declared a two-day holiday for all educational institutions while information technology companies were urged to provide a work from home’ option to the employees.

A bus splashes drives past a flooded street in the rain in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. 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. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Vehicles and people navigate their way through a waterlogged street in Hyderabad, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has also sought assistance from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to undertake rescue and relief works. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who is on a visit to Delhi, directed officials to be ready for any eventuality. He spoke to Municipal Administration ADevelopment Minister K T Rama Rao and top officials over phone to review the situation. PTI Photo

The chief minister asked the officials to shift people residing in low-lying areas to safer zones and take help from police, NDRF and Army. Rama Rao, who was monitoring situation from GHMC office, told reporters that they had contacted Army for undertaking rescue and relief works. He said NDRF, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) were positioned to take up rescue and relief works. PTI Photo

Along with Rama Rao, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy and top officials were monitoring the situation from control room at GHMC head office. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The incessant rains once again brought normal life to a standstill in the city. People returning home from offices were caught in traffic jams in almost all parts of Hyderabad and its twin Secunderabad. Traffic came to a halt on major arterial roads due to overflowing storm water drains and sewerage manholes. The motorists were having a harrowing time due to bad condition of roads and ongoing work on Hyderabad Metro Project. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.