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The civic body has also geared up to deploy Disaster Response Force (DRF) to handle the flood situation.

HYDERABAD: District administration has made arrangements to evacuate families residing along the river Musi and low-lying areas of half-a-dozen mandals in the wake of alerts from Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) over the rising water levels in Himayatsagar reservoir.
Hyderabad sub-divisional revenue officer Venkateswarlu told STOI on Saturday: “Necessary orders have been issued to tahsildars of Charminar, Golconda, Asifnagar, Himayathnagar, Nampally and Bandlaguda to tackle the flood situation if the floodgates of Himayatsagar are opened. We have also asked revenue officials to identify suitable venues located in their respective jurisdiction to evacuate the families.”
“The plan, which we had followed during the floods in October, will be implemented to tackle the situation in the Old City and certain areas. In fact, Hyderabad collector Sweta Mohanty has been alerting us to get ready to relocate families of mandals likely to be affected due to opening of the floodgates,” a revenue official said.
The civic body has also geared up to deploy Disaster Response Force (DRF) to handle the flood situation in areas likely to be affected in the Old City.
HMWS&SB also alerted the revenue officials of areas near Osmansagar reservoir too.

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