Rains Lash Telangana; KCR Reviews Situation

16 Aug, 2018 18:31 IST|Sakshi
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rains occurred at some places in Telangana today while Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao instructed the officials to be on alert in the wake of the showers.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), in its report this morning, said most places in the state received moderate rainfall.

Very heavy rain pounded the districts of Jayashankar Bhupalpally and Kumram Bheem, while heavy rains occurred at some places in Adilabad and Mancherial districts.

Perur in J Bhupalpally district received 19 cm of rainfall, Sirpur (17 cm) and Asifabad (13 cm), the report said.

Several rivulets and other water bodies were in spate in Adilabad, affecting the road network in some of the places, official sources said.

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain at some places and moderate rainfall elsewhere for today.

The Chief Minister, who reviewed the situation, spoke to Chief Secretary SK Joshi and DGP Mahender Reddy, an official press release said.

Rao also instructed Special Officers, who have been appointed to handle the situation, to initiate relief measures, it said.

He directed Ministers, MPs, MLAs and MLCs to be accessible to the people and monitor relief work.

A senior officer would review the situation in the Secretariat here, Rao said, adding that efforts should be taken for the benefit of the people, the release added.

TRS meet put off due to rains in Telangana

TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today postponed a joint meeting of the party's state committee, MPs and MLAs which was proposed to be organised tomorrow, in view of heavy rains lashing some places in the state.

He asked the public representatives of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to be available to the people and take part in relief measures, party sources said.

A fresh date for the proposed meeting would be finalised after the rains subsided, Rao said.

Normal life was today thrown out of gear at some places in Telangana as heavy rain occurred. Most places in the state received moderate rainfall.

The party meeting is proposed to be organised against the backdrop of the ruling party's plans to hold a massive public meet on September 2 to present its progress report to the people.

Rao had also said the candidates for next year's elections would be announced in September.

Legislative Assembly elections in Telangana would be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls next year. (PTI)

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