The sudden downpour that lashed the city in the early hours of Friday left low-lying areas in Kukatpally and its surroundings inundated, bringing traffic to a standstill for more than five hours.
Water entered houses in low-lying areas at Deepthisri Colony, Miyapur, Nizampet, Kukatpally and other areas.
While many people left the areas before water reached the danger level, some others were seen sitting on rooftops waiting for the water to recede.
The main stretches connecting Deepthisri Colony, Bachupally-Miyapur, Nizampet-Miyapur and Kukatpally-Madhapur roads were worst affected after overflowing rainwater from a pond at Hafeezpet gushed onto the main roads leaving motorists fuming.
Pedestrians had to wade through the waist-deep water at Hi-Tech City railway station and a car was submerged at Road-under-Bridge near the railway station.
Traffic police pressed into service earth movers to break central medians on the national highway at Miyapur to clear water.
While traffic movement was restored on the Kukatpally-Miyapur road by afternoon, efforts were on to bring back normalcy at the Hi-Tech City railway station.
Kukatpally Traffic Inspector A. Sanjeeva Rao said the traffic situation in other areas would be improved by Saturday morning.