Hyderabad, Sep 24: Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were deployed for relief work in the rain affected areas of Hyderabad on Saturday after incessant rains brought many areas to stand still.
Army and the NDRF officials sent for relief works in Alwal, one of the worst-hit suburbs over heavy rains that started four days ago.
The majorly rain affected areas are Alwal, Kukatpally, Miyapur, Nizampet and Begumpet.The locals managed to rescue atleast 40 children when a school bus was stuck in flood water in Dharaninagar in Kukatpally on Saturday morning.
The locals informed that the driver ignored the warning and tried to pass through flood water. The children of a private school, which was open despite the government declaring two-day holiday for all educational institutions in the city.
Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said action would be taken against the schools which were open despite the government orders.
Meanwhile, people in flooded areas were facing many problems like shortage of food, drinking water and other essential items. However, some non-governmental organisations were distributing food, milk and water packets.More than 200 houses in Bhandari Layout in Nizampet on the city outskirts remained inundated for the fourth day. Many inmates, majority of them techies, vacated the flats and moved to safe places.
Minister for Municipal Administration K. T. Rama Rao and other state ministers and officials of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reached some of the areas late Friday night and Saturday morning to take the stock of the situation.
Met office warned for more rains over next two days, the administration remained on alert. Six teams of the NDRF, each comprising 40 personnel, have reached the city for rescue and relief operations.