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Rains in Hyderabad: NDRF teams still in action in the city; state government steps up relief measures | Hyderabad News


HYDERABAD: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is involved in rescue operations in the rain-affected areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, said on Friday that they have evacuated more than 600 people from flooded parts of the city. , the neighboring district of Rangareddy and the east. Godavari of Andhra Pradesh.
Some towns here, close to bodies of water, remained in the water even as the Telangana government continued relief efforts, officials said today.
According to an NDRF press release, NDRF rescue and evacuation operations in the flood-affected cities of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra continued due to water in many of the areas due to heavy rains. .
“Today, NDRF teams have rescued some 200 stranded people from the Solapur district of Maharashtra and evacuated more than 600 people in the flood-affected cities Hyderabad and Rangareddy of Telangana and the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. “, He said.
Thirty fully-equipped NDRF teams are deployed in the flood-affected southern states to assist the civil administration in rescue and relief operations, the NDRF said.
Over the past three days, teams have rescued 540 people and evacuated some 5,000 people to safer locations in the four flood-affected states. Rescue operations continue in coordination with the civil administration.
Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao visited various flooded areas in the Hyderabad municipal corporation and held a review meeting with officials from the civic body, the subway water board and the electricity departments.
During the meeting, the Minister ordered officials to coordinate with each other to restore the power supply in the colonias and apartments within 24 hours where the electricity was interrupted due to a flood.
The minister ordered officials to undertake road restoration and repair at a cost of Rs. 297 crore in addition to the recently damaged sewer and water pipe repair works, at Rs. 50 crore.
On Friday, the state government stepped up relief measures in rain-stricken areas of the city, pumping water from stagnant towns, clearing downed trees and restoring power supplies and the road network.
GHMC Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams were continually attending to clearing up water stagnations, falling trees and other calls from citizens for help, authorities said.
GHMC Director of Enforcement, Surveillance and Disaster Management Vishwajit Kampati said more than 320 complaints had been addressed as of Friday evening.

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