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At least 50 lifeless attributable to heavy rains, floods in Telanaga; over Rs 5,000 crore in damages, says state – India News , Firstpost

Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi interesting for the rapid launch of Rs 1,350 crore for reduction and rehabilitation works

Torrential rains and floods in Telangana over the previous couple of days have claimed the lives of not less than 50 individuals and prompted losses to the tune of over Rs 5,000 crore, the state authorities stated on Thursday.

As per an official launch, officers, at a assessment assembly held by Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao, stated that 11 of the deaths have been reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) space.

Citing preliminary estimates, Rao stated the state suffered losses of over Rs 5,000 crore within the heavy rains that led to flooding of a number of low-lying areas on Wednesday, with the state capital being the worst hit.

“According to estimates, standing crops in 7.35 lakh acres have been inundated in floods. Assuming that not less than 50 % of those crops have been fully broken, the loss could be round Rs 2,000 crore,” a Hindustan Times report quotes him as saying.

The chief minister has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi interesting for the rapid launch of Rs 1,350 crore for reduction and rehabilitation works, the discharge added.

As per the Hindustan Times report, the chief minister introduced an ex-gratia cost of Rs 5 lakh every to the kin of the deceased and guaranteed that those that had misplaced homes fully within the flash floods could be sanctioned new homes. Financial help could be prolonged to these whose homes have been partially broken, he stated.

During the assembly, officers knowledgeable the chief minister that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation obtained 31 cm of rain on Tuesday, which was the best in a single day after 1916, as per a Bangalore Times report. Immediate help of Rs 5 crore might be launched to the GHMC for reduction works.

The authorities opened 72 centres in Hyderabad to shelter affected individuals. Daily meals have been served to 1.10 lakh individuals.

Apart from the GHMC areas, the rain and floods prompted destruction in 30 cities throughout Telangana, inundating 238 colonies and disrupting connectivity to 150 locations, as per the Hindustan Times report.

Roads within the state have been additionally extensively broken and there was a lack of Rs 295 crore to panchayat roads, Rs 184 crore to the state roads and Rs 11 crore to nationwide highways, officers advised the chief minister through the assessment assembly.

As per one other report within the Bangalore Times, the deluge additionally inflicted injury on the historic Qila Shahpur Fort in Raghunadhapally of Jangaon, a portion of which collapsed on Thursday, damaging three homes.

The chief minister instructed officers to supply reduction to individuals affected by rains and floods on a war-footing, and requested them to distribute rice, pulses and different important objects apart from three blankets to each family, as per reviews.

As the rains subsided, reduction operations have been carried out in Hyderabad and different locations which noticed low-lying areas being inundated, property in addition to standing crops being broken injury to property. Earlier within the day, state Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar advised information company PTI that reduction groups have been working to pump out water from inundated areas and to revive regular site visitors.

About 1.5 lakh meals packets have been being provided and Annapurna subsidised meals canteens in Hyderabad have been utilised within the areas the place water stagnated, he stated.  The reduction camps would proceed for a few days, he added.

With no rains on Thursday, water began receding in most elements of the GHMC limits however some localities remained water-logged. The Disaster Response Force (DRF) was additionally labored to clear fallen timber and stagnated water following the heavy downpour, apart from attending to requires rescue from individuals marooned.

Efforts have been additionally underway within the afternoon to hint six members of a household who have been among the many 9 individuals washed away within the flood waters on Wednesday at Bandlaguda, police stated. Meanwhile, the physique of a postman, who fell into floodwaters on Tuesday whereas on obligation, was fished out from a lake on Thursday, they stated.

The physique of a personal worker, who obtained swept away whereas driving a two-wheeler in Gaganpahad on Tuesday night time was traced to a drain on Thursday, stated a police official.

Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao visited numerous affected areas within the metropolis and held a assessment assembly on the flood state of affairs.

Rama Rao instructed officers to evacuate individuals from dilapidated buildings and development websites, even utilizing power with the assistance of police wherever vital, to stop any untoward incident. Observing that there was a probability of sudden outbreak of epidemics and the unfold of water-borne illnesses, he stated medical camps ought to be arrange within the metropolis and in addition ordered ambulances to be offered. He additionally directed that broken roads within the metropolis ought to be restored instantly.

Around 44,000 individuals have been put up in 64 reduction camps and 45,000 meals packets have been offered, an official launch quoted him as saying.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, who’s the Lok Sabha member from Secunderabad, visited Nampalli, Jubilee Hills, Sanat Nagar, amongst different rain-affected areas.

Telangana obtained torrential rainfall over the previous three days attributable to a deep melancholy over the Bay of Bengal. The state authorities had declared vacation on 14 and 15 October.

With inputs from PTI

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