The VMC responded, dispatching teams with the assistance of machinery to clear the water-logged areas, notably the low-level railway bridges at Kaleswara Rao Market.
Several roads and residential areas have been inundated due to heavy rains, said officials. The administration has declared a holiday for schools and colleges as a precautionary measure.
The system is likely to move west-northwestwards across north Odisha and south Jharkhand during the next two days, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The regional meteorological centre said light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms and lighting will continue over the city.
According to the advisory, six to eight irrigations should be given to maize and the crop is sensitive to waterlogging for up to 30 days after sowing.
According to IMD forecast, thunderstorm accompanied with lightening likely at isolated places in north coastal and south coastal districts.
Rainfall up to 3 cm was reported at a few places in Coastal Andhra districts and several places in Rayalaseema region under the influence of low-pressure.
The intensity of the rain was such that it led to water stagnating at levels of up to four feet in areas like OU colony and Panchavati colony in Manikonda.
Three persons, including a farmer and two agriculture labourers, were killed and four others sustained injuries when lightning struck them in Jayashankar-Bhupalpally district.
With Hyderabad receiving the heaviest rains of this Southwest monsoon in the last 26 hours, several colonies in low-lying areas had submerged and crippled normal life.
On Saturday, it rained for around an hour in the afternoon and as has become the norm, several areas of the city were waterlogged bringing to the fore the apathy of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC)
NH flyovers, Iskcon temple road as well as Bomikhal and Jayadev Vihar-Nandankanan roads witnessed heavy traffic jams due to waterlogging.
Geologists and meteorologists are considering this as a far-reaching effect of climate change, but in the present context, it is the normal pattern of rainfall.
The rainfall activity is likely to increase in distribution and intensity from August 21 with precipitation in many parts of the state till August 24, the MeT office said in a release.
Alaknanda, Mandakini and Ganga rivers were flowing above the danger level at Rudraprayag, Shrinagar and Devprayag, the disaster control room here said.
Their crops have suffered extensive damage due to floods in Brahmani, Budha, Kharasrota and Baitarani rivers.
The heavy rains affected 10 districts, mostly in west, north and central parts of the state.
Mahtab on Wednesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and brought the shortcomings in several stretches of NH-42 and NH-16 to his notice.
Koraput district recorded about 397 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours resulting swelling of rivers in the district.
The heavy spells inundated large parts of the city and disrupted traffic on Monday evening.