Hyderabad rains: Army deployed, NDRF to standby

Hyderabad: Army troops have been deployed in rain-affected areas of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts. To provide necessary aid, the troops have been moved to four heavily affected areas-Begumpet, Nizampet, Hakimpet, and Alwal.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) office located at Liberty is being used as control room by the army to coordinate with GHMC and NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) officials. The army sources said that the situation will be monitored round the clock and the affected people will be tracked to provide relief material and medical aid in the slums of Alwal. The army in other areas will be kept on standby and will be deployed when required.

The army officials appraised the situation and offered support in a brief meeting with GHMC Commissioner B Janarthan Reddy.

Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, ordered GHMC officials to setup control rooms in all the districts across the State to provide relief and aid to the isolated people. The CM also instructed to keep NDRF team as standby in the city. Moreover, Telangana CM asked the officials to take necessary action to prevent communicable diseases.

In order to move people from low lying areas in the city, the government has arranged two choppers.

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