13 gates of Himayat Sagar opened after 10 years
With water level touching the full reservoir level, officials concerned have opened 13 out of the 17 gates of the Himayat Sagar on Wednesday. Water reached to the brim in the Himayat Sagar as Hyderabad received continuous rains. Excess water from the reservoir is released into the Musi river.
24,000 cusecs of water is flowing into the Himayat Sagar from the catchment areas. The project can hold 2.97 tmcft of water. More rains are expected in the next two days. Normal life in Hyderabad came to standstill due to heavy rains.