The Telangana government on Wednesday rejected reports of a two-day holiday being declared in Greater Hyderabad in view of incessant rains.
The Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Telangana said no two-day holiday has been announced in Greater Hyderabad in view of the incessant rains.
Earlier, news agency IANS reported that Arvind Kumar, secretary, municipal administration, announced a holiday for all private institutions, offices and non-essential services within Outer Ring Road (ORR) with work from Home advisory.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao and Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav held an emergency meeting with city officials to take stock of the situation.
Director-General of Police M. Mahender Reddy has urged people to stay indoors. "It's time again to restrain yourselves from coming out. People are requested to reach your police on #Dial100 & DRF teams on 040-29555500 for assistance," he tweeted.
People are advised to stay indoors unless it's an emergency, said the Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar.
"Traffic Advisory is for your safety and security. Pl follow them. Our officers have been working since last night to see that minimum inconvenience is caused to you. I just saw many onlookers coming on roads near Jahanuma. Please avoid coming on roads till water recedes," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan tweeted that incessant heavy rains and aftermath worries all of us. "Apart from Govt every one of us should take part to help & share people suffering whatever way possible Interacting with Telangana Redcross volunteers today 2 appreciate their work & motivate them further," she wrote.
(With inputs from IANS)