Hyderabad city came to a grinding halt as heavy rains lashed the city. The rains and thunderstorm led to massive traffic snarls in several places such as Secunderabad, Begumpet, Khairatabad, Punjagutta, etc. Mainly, Hi-Tech city, Gachchibowli areas have been affected very much. IT Professionals have been facing the difficulties. The traffic jam in these areas was exacerbated. Several motorists were caught unaware and had to take shelter in unwanted places. According to the Met Department, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are likely in several parts of the state.