For the first time in 111 years, the torrential rains drenched Bhagyanagar for nearly 12 hours which brought the city to a standstill. The twin cities witnessed over 13.2 cm of rainfall in some areas caving the roads, uprooting the trees and gridlocking the traffic. “The maximum rainfall received was 13.2 cm at Trimulgherry in Secunderabad cantonment area, which is a record in September in the last 111 years,” claimed Y K Reddy, the Director of India Meteorological Department(IMD), Hyderabad. The previous highest rainfall of this sort in Hyderabad was in 1908 recording almost 15.32 cm.
The situation eased by Wednesday morning when no rains were reported from any part of the city. Special teams were deployed by GHMC to clear the water logs and to help the civilians while Mayor Rammohan is monitoring the works from the police command control. State IT and municipal administration minister KTR took to Twitter to thank the rescue teams. “We are witnessing the highest ever rainfall in September in over 100 plus years! I would like to thank the hardworking and dedicated teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad city police, Telangana state southern power distribution company limited and others for their excellent work (in restoring normalcy),” read the post.