Incessant rains have been lashing the city of Hyderabad for the past three days and have thrown the IT city out of gear.
Numerous areas in the capital city of Telangana are still under water after over 48 hours of rain which included including a period of a few hours on Wednesday when 160mm of rain fell on the city and its surrounding areas.
The manic rain and the subsequent flooding have wreaked havoc on the lives of Hyderabad's citizens especially those who travel around the city in their vehicles.
In 24 hours, the city witnessed over 4,000 vehicles braking down on the city's roads. City officials claim that an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles were damaged because of the floodwaters entering them. Officials also claim that the increased number of breakdowns was due to the bad road conditions.
Public transport was also badly affected in the city with numeous buses also breaking down while rail services also grinded to a halt due to the manic rain.
With areas still flooded, insurance companies have sent out a safety advisory, asking motorists to avoid driving in water-logged areas while the government sent an advisory to IT companies to either declare a holiday or allow their employees to work from home.