Warangal roads wear deserted look
WARANGAL: The nature seems to be wreaking havoc on the people of Warangal town if the intense heat is of any indication. Unable to withstand the hot spell , people remained indoors, putting a stop to their daily activities until the sundown. .
With the temperature hovering above 40 degree Celsius, the intense heat and the hot winds made life miserable for the people. The business was hit with many traders preferring to down their shutters for a good part of the day. The traditional vocations are worst hit. Cobblers unable to brave the hot winds virtually closed shop when the heat peaked.
The power cuts compounded the problems for everyone. The stay inside the concrete structures made people feel like being roasted.
The Nakkalgutta, Subedari and other main thoroughfares which were rich in green cover till recently are barren now due to the felling of trees and the black-topped roads are adding to the problem. The doctors too were advising the people to stay indoors and avoid exposure to sunlight which might cost their lives. “Skin burns, eczema, dehydration are some of the common complaints during the summer which sometimes prove costly,” explained noted paediatrician Pingali Gopal.
The conditions in rural parts are still most horrible. The intense heat had become a ban on the lives of labourers who are restricting their gruelling work between 6 and 11 am. However, their challenge begins after that when they go in search of drinking water into the parched lands hunting for that open well which might hold a little promise.
Hot in Medak
Medak staff reporter adds: People in Medak district experienced one of the hottest summer on Wednesday. The district has recorded 44 degrees centigrade temperature. The roads were almost empty with people preferring to remain indoors. From 7.30 a.m. the temperature rose slowly and by 11 a.m. it was very hot to move on the road.
Many in the town said that they had not witnessed this much severe summer during the current season.