Hyderabad has been experiencing heavy rains for the past four days, causing the Hussain Sagar lake to reach its maximum capacity. The water level of the lake reached 514.75 meters on Friday. Authorities are closely monitoring the water level and discharge.
State Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav met with GHMC Commissioner Ronald Rose to review the situation. The Minister instructed officials to inform people in low-lying areas near the discharge channels of Hussain Sagar.
The lake has been receiving a large amount of water from various stormwater drains due to the continuous rainfall. GHMC Commissioner, along with EVDM Director Prakash Reddy, Zonal Commissioner Ravi Kiran, and other officials, inspected the water levels and discharge in Hussain Sagar.
Due to the ongoing rains, the State government has declared a two-day holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the GHMC limits on Friday and Saturday. Essential services like medical and milk supply will continue uninterrupted. Private companies have also been advised to announce holidays.
The heavy rainfall has disrupted normal life in Hyderabad, with low-lying areas being flooded. The Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs on the outskirts of Hyderabad are also receiving a significant amount of water due to the continuous downpour.
Osman Sagar has received 1,100 cusecs of water, and its water level on Friday was 1784.70 feet against its maximum capacity of 1790 feet. Similarly, the water level of Himayat Sagar has increased to 1761.20 feet after receiving 1,200 cusecs of water, slightly below its maximum capacity of 1763.50 feet.