Hyderabad rains: IT cos asked for work from home, Army help sought for rescue operation

Hyderabad, Sep 23: The Telangana government today asked IT companies to allow their employees in work from home so as to avoid venturing out in view of incessant rains here for past two days, even as help has been sought from the Army for rescue operation in some areas.

Following the heavy downpour which crippled normal life here, the state government has declared a holiday for educational institutions in Hyderabad today and tomorrow.

The government has sought help of the Army for rescue operation in some areas of the city, for which the Defence wing has agreed, a senior official of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation said today.

"We sought their help and they also came forward. They have been given maps and other information of areas like Gachibowli, Nizampet, Alwal and Hakimpet. They are willing to swing into action whenever we call them, the GHMC official told PTI.