Hyderabad: In the wake of heavy rains lashing Hyderabad, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao directed officials to stay alert and take up rescue and relief measures at the earliest.
The Chief Minister spoke to City Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy and GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy on Monday and instructed them to focus on low-lying areas and initiate relief measures accordingly. He wanted the officials to stay alert all through the night and take up rescue operations at the earliest.
The Chief Minister appealed to the people to stay alert and not to venture outside unless required. Meanwhile, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao appealed citizens to call 100 in case of any emergency. Reviewing the relief and rescue operations being taken up by Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the Minister said the Electricity Department has already set up a control room to address grievances.
In a few areas, there was a disruption in power supply after tree branches collapsed on the cables. The Electricity Department was working on restoring the power supply in such areas, the Minister said. In the wake of heavy rains, there was a slight delay in relief measures being taken up by GHMC emergency monsoons teams.