Telangana CM asks officials to prepare for possible tank breaches amid heavy rains

South India

The Chief Minister has asked the Water Resources Department to set up 12 special teams to monitor the situation and take precautionary measures. 

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday. October 21, issued an order asking officials to be on high alert for possible breaches in tanks and lakes amid heavy rains and flash floods in the state capital of Hyderabad.

He has urged the concerned departments to set up at least 12 special teams to examine the tanks in the city from time to time and take the necessary measures to prevent any untoward incident. The CM spoke to Principal Secretary (Water Resources) Rajat Kumar in this regard on Wednesday.


“Hyderabad received heavy rains which were unprecedented in the last hundred years. This has resulted in heavy floodwater inflows. Besides the floodwater in the city, water from the tanks in surrounding areas also entered the city. All the tanks are overflowing with water” Rao told officials, according to a press release here on Wednesday.

The Chief Minister pointed out that the Met department forecast chances of more heavy rains. He asked the official machinery to be on a high alert. As the tanks in city are full and with floodwater inflows coming into them there was every likelihood tank breaches leading to more damages.

He has instructed the special teams to examine each and every tank and lake in the city. “Identify the tanks that may breach and take precautionary measures. Whenever tanks are breached repair them. Alert people in the low lying areas and those living in vulnerable places. Shift people from these areas to safer places," he added. (With inputs from ANI)

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