The sudden downpour has created havoc across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana, which had been experiencing normal rainfall over the past few days. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert and predicted heavy rains in the twin cities for the next 5 days.

The capital city has been witnessing heavy rains for the past three days. The IMD attributes the present rains to a low-pressure area formed under the influence of cyclonic circulation over the West-central and adjoining North-western Bay of Bengal off North Andhra-South Odisha coasts.

The ongoing monsoon season has added to the woes. Commuters have been facing a tough time with bumper-to-bumper vehicular movement on roads for more than two hours at key areas in Hyderabad, including Ikea Junction, HiTec City, and Cable Bridge over Durgam Cheruvu.

Areas such as Begumpet, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Ranigunj, Hussian Sagar tank bund, Ameerpet, Saroor Nagar, Malakpet, Borabanda, Bahadurpura, and Toli Chowki are severely inundated.

Additionally, areas, including Sardar Mahal, Charminar, Malakpet, Saroor Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, Khairatabad, Secunderabad, Bahadurpura, Golconda, Himayatnagar, Nampally, LB Nagar, Shaikpet, BHEL, Asifnagar, Jubilee Hills, Balanagar, Kukatpally, Miyapur, and Yusufguda received more than four centimeters of rainfall in a half-hour downpour.

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