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Hyderabad rains: Himayat Sagar floodgates opened – India News , Firstpost


Incessant rains in Hyderabad for over 24 hours has led to flooding and subsequent lack of life and property in a number of elements. The metropolis noticed its worst October rains in a 100 years, about 200 mm.

Incessant rains in Hyderabad for over 24 hours has led to flooding and subsequent lack of life and property in a number of elements. The metropolis noticed its worst October rains in a 100 years, about 200 mm.

The Himayat Sagar dam reached its full reservoir stage of 1764 toes. “13 out of 17 gates were opened on Wednesday to a height of 5 feet each, releasing about 25000 cusecs of outflow,” confirmed G. Girish, a Work Inspector for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB).

Another worker, D. Baswaraj mentioned the final time the gates had been opened was 10 years in the past however it wasn’t these many gates. Several enthusiastic individuals gathered on the entrance of the dam however had been turned away by the safety. Devi Bai, a jawar-roti road vendor was joyful about each the water ranges and her enterprise for the day.

Himayat Sagar was named after the eldest son of the final ruling Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is one in all two dams (the opposite being Osman Sagar) taken up by the Nizam after the devastating Musi River flood of 1908 that claimed 15,000 lives. Built primarily to forestall flooding, the 2 reservoirs have additionally satiated the ingesting water wants of town for many years.

On the flipside, damming the Musi that drastically managed the stream of water, ultimately led to encroachments and was a dump yard for industrial waste and sewage.

Himayat Sagar dams the tributary stream Esi (named after prophet Esa/Jesus) whereas Osman Sagar dams the principle stream of Musi (named after prophet Musa/Moses). Both had been accomplished between 1920 and 1927 below the chief architect Sir M. Visvesvaraya of Mysore assisted by Ali Nawaz Jung Bahadur, whose birthday is widely known as Telangana Engineers’ day.

Musi and Esi function an allegory to the syncretic tradition of Hyderabad, the assembly level of whom, the “sangam”, is taken into account sacred by the Hindus who used to take a shower there on auspicious events.

Musi begins in Anathagiri Hills in Vikarabad district and flows for about 240 kms, totally in Telangana, earlier than merging into the Krishna River. The residents of the state eagerly await the Musi revival undertaking that has been promised by the TRS authorities ever for the reason that formation of the brand new state in 2014.

According to stories, the downpour has claimed at the very least 19 lives within the metropolis and many individuals are nonetheless lacking. On Wednesday, the MET division issued a yellow alert for town. Wednesday and Thursday had been declared a vacation by the state authorities for all personal establishments, workplaces, non-essential providers inside Outer Ring Road in view of rains.

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