Hyderabad: In response to the continuous rains, the Telangana government has declared a vacation in Greater Hyderabad on Wednesday and Thursday.
The municipal administration’s secretary, Arvind Kumar, has declared a holiday for all private institutions, offices, and non-essential services within the Outer Ring Road (ORR), with a work-from-home advise.
Authorities have declared a break for online classes for schools and universities, with many parts of the city and suburbs still flooded and without power.
K.T. Rama Rao, the minister of municipal administration and urban development, and T. Srinivas Yadav, the minister of animal husbandry, met with city authorities in an emergency meeting to assess the situation.
M. Mahender Reddy, the Director General of Police, has asked residents to stay inside. “It’s time to hold off on going out once more. For assistance, call your local police department’s #Dial100 hotline or the DRF at 040-29555500 “He used Twitter to express himself.
Anjani Kumar, the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, advised people to stay indoors unless it was an essential.
“Traffic Advisory is for your safety and security. Pl follow them. Our officers have been working since last night to see that minimum inconvenience is caused to you. I just saw many onlookers coming on roads near Jahanuma. Please avoid coming on roads till water recedes,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan tweeted that the continuous heavy rains and its consequences are causing concern for everyone. “Apart from Govt every one of us should take part to help & share people suffering whatever way possible Interacting with Telangana Redcross volunteers today 2 appreciate their work & motivate them further”, she wrote. (IANS)