Heavy rain in Telangana: CM Chandrashekar Rao to hold emergency high-level meeting on relief measures today

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The Telangana government declared a holiday for all government offices and private institutions for Wednesday and Thursday, and urged people to stay indoors unless there was an emergency.

 

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) on Thursday will hold an emergency high-level review meeting in Hyderabad to review the flood situation arising due to heavy rains in the state.

As per the report, the meeting will be conducted at Pragathi Bhavan at 3 pm.

According to the official report from the Telangana Chief Minister's office, the discussion will also be on the measures which have taken so far to ensure relief to the people and other measures will be initiated in this direction.

As the State government has to submit a report to the Centre on the loss caused due to heavy rains and flash floods in the state, CM Rao has urged all the officials concerned to come prepared for the meeting.

The Chief Minister has also instructed the officials to provide him details regarding the losses suffered in their respective departments due to heavy rains and floods.

"In the review meeting, the leaders discuss the rehabilitation measures taken, additional measures to be taken and the issues to be mentioned in the Report to be submitted to the Centre," the statement added.

Municipal Administration and IT Minister KT Rama Rao, Minister for Power Jagdeesh Reddy, Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy, R&B Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Ministers from Hyderabad T Srinivas Yadav, Mehmood Ali, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Genco CMD D Prabhakar Rao, SPDCL CMD Raghuma Reddy, Principal Secretaries of Municipal, Agriculture, R&B, GHMC Commissioner, Hyderabad Collectors will be participating in the review meeting.

Thirty people have died after heavy rains wrought havoc across Telangana on Wednesday. As many as 15 deaths were reported from Hyderabad alone.

The Telangana government declared a holiday for all government offices and private institutions for Wednesday and Thursday, and urged people to stay indoors unless there was an emergency.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Telangana Chief Minister and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, Jaganmohan Reddy, whose state was similarly affected yesterday. He assured them of all possible support from the central government.

In Andhra Pradesh, heavy rains caused damage to roads and disrupted power supply at several places. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office said 10 people had died in rain-related incidents over the past 48 hours.

 

With inputs from Agency

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