All govt offices in Hyderabad to be closed for two days due to rains; rescue teams ready in districts

KCR asked A Santhi Kumari to declare a two-day holiday tomorrow and the day after tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) for all government offices

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HYDERABAD: In view of the incessant rains, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao asked Chief Secretary A Santhi Kumari to declare a two-day holiday tomorrow and the day after tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) for all government offices including all types of educational institutions, only in the GHMC limits.

The Chief Minister said that emergency services such as Medical, milk supply, etc would continue uninterrupted.

KCR asked the State labour department to take steps to ensure that private companies also announced holidays to their respective offices in the GHMC Limits.

The Government had declared holidays for schools in the State for two days on Thursday and Friday. Effectively, the educational institutions would remain closed even on Saturday and Sunday in GHMC limits.

Telangana government sounded the first alert as the river Godavari is in spate at Bhadrachalam due to heavy rains in the catchment areas of Godavari basin.

The government machinery including the police department was asked to be on high alert and the wings concerned to take immediate action on any emergency. The Chief Minister asked the officials to be prepared to carry out relief measures on a war footing and shift people to safer places from their habitations which were likely to be flooded in Bhadrachalam.

KCR said that the services of the officials who discharged their duties efficiently during the floods earlier would be utilized. He ordered Anudeep Durishetti, who is currently working as the Collector of Hyderabad, to leave immediately to Bhadrachalam and take relief measures depending on the flood situation in the river.

The Chief Minister said that the government also set up control rooms in MRO offices and Collector office in addition to the state Secretariat. The

CM wanted helicopters to be made available to the NDRF forces for relief operations.

Officials made all necessary arrangements including the control room and helicopters for rescue and relief operations in Bhadrachalam.

KCR asked officials of the relevant departments including Revenue, Panchayati Raj, Medical and Health Department, Disaster Management to be alert and take immediate rescue and relief wherever necessary. He asked the Chief Secretary to monitor the situation from time to time. The State government was ready to face any situation, he said.

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