While the ‘Pearl City’ Hyderabad continues to quiver with incessant rains and micro quakes in a few areas for the past two days, Telangana state government on Thursday stated that that heavy rains and flash floods caused a loss of Rs 5,000 crore to properties and crops.
In a statement released after an emergency review meeting held with senior officials at Pragati Bhavan, the state government stated that the Chief Minister KCR shot a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the centre to release Rs 1,350 for rehabilitation and relief works.
The report also claims that the havoc took over 23 lives so far in various rain-related accidents. However, various statistics revealed that the death toll has touched 50 by Thursday.
While NDRF teams evacuated more than 2,000 persons in Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts to safer places, TRS leaders who are paying visits to the flood-affected areas are receiving a bitter welcome from the locals stuck without food and water from the last 48 hours.
According to the weather department, the state received 144% excess rainfall in the last two weeks with capital Hyderabad recording 404% excess rainfall than normal, the highest in the state. Several low-lying areas in Begum Bazar, Khairatabad, Begumpet, Tolichowki, Shaikpet, Mehdipatnam, Cherlapally, Mallapur, Moula Ali were completely submerged.