Osman Sagar reservoir to release 208 cusecs of water; IMD issues ‘red’ alert for Hyderabad

Osman Sagar is yet to reach its Full Tank Level of 1790 feet.

July 26, 2023 11:44 am | Updated July 27, 2023 07:33 am IST - HYDERABAD

Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board authorities to open two gates of the Osman Sagar reservoir into Musi River | file photo

Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board authorities to open two gates of the Osman Sagar reservoir into Musi River | file photo | Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board authorities have opened the gates of the Osman Sagar reservoir to let about 216 cusecs of flood water downstream into Musi river.

The gates were opened at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, a note from HMWS&SB informed.

Huge traffic jam at Uppal due to overflowing of Nallacheruvu.

Huge traffic jam at Uppal due to overflowing of Nallacheruvu. | Photo Credit: RAMAKRISHNA G

Osman Sagar is yet to reach its Full Tank Level of 1,790 feet. Inflows rose to 1,200 cusecs on Wednesday morning due to continuous rains, which came down to 800 cusecs by evening. The water level is at 1,787.15 feet.

At Himayat Sagar, the outflows which were 2,750 cusecs through four gates at the start of the day were brought down to 1,350 cusecs through two gates by evening.

Meanwhile, heavy water logging on the Boduppal road due to insufficient drainage into Nalla Cheruvu has resulted in traffic chaos. The Disaster Response Force of the GHMC swung into action and removed the obstruction, facilitating free flow of water.

Potholes emerge in the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday July 26, 2023, due to the ongoing heavy rains making it dangerous for the commuters.

Potholes emerge in the outskirts of Hyderabad on Wednesday July 26, 2023, due to the ongoing heavy rains making it dangerous for the commuters. | Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL

Though there was no heavy rain in the day hours as predicted by the Meteorology department, the skies remained overcast and it drizzled throughout the day on Wednesday.

With continuous rains for the past one week, roads were damaged, and full of dirt, posing imminent risk of skidding. With no trace of the Sun, the weather remained foggy and dull.

A large number of commuters and office goers remained indoors in view of the heavy rain alert, due to which the roads were relatively free of traffic.

The Meteorology department had sounded red alert for the city, forecasting extremely heavy rainfall in city and the state on Wednesday.

Schools have been declared a holiday by the government, and citizens are advised to stay indoors and not venture out.

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