As if rains in India were not synonymous enough with water logging and jams, commuters are now suffering issues with vehicles as well. The city of Hyderabad has been hit by torrential rainfall from the pat 24 hours and over 4000 vehicles have broken down due to this. Motorists especially have been facing a hard time.
The city that has been on a lock down with even the IT companies telling its employees to work from home has been struggling with swamps and potholes. And with vehicles breaking down, the situation has turned even more gruesome.
In some cases that were reported, the water level reached till the steering of the cars making the drivers panic both about their own safety and their vehicle’s.
Commuters have been lining up outside service stations and the Traffic Police is struggling equally. The staff has been constantly active on helping these jammed vehicles move. Cameras are being used to monitor the situation but even then as per the Police, traffic jams keep occurring every half an hour.
Advisory have been issued to keep the situation at bay. Social media has been abuzz with the Traffic Police receiving bulk of requests and complaints. Insurance companies have advised travelers to avoid taking personal vehicles out and if so they get stuck, not to restart the engine.
While majority of schools and offices remained closed today, the situation will need few more days to come back to normal it seems.