A Holiday Declared by the State Government in Mumbai Rains Affecting People Schedule

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The normal life of people has been severely affected because of Torrential rains, the lifelines has been paralyed lashed

  • Mumbai
  • Thane
  • Palghar
  • Raigad

And other parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday,  — local train and bus services — in the state capital and leading the state government and civic authorities to sound a high alert. On Sunday in Vikhroli’s Surya Nagar early Two people were killed in a landslide , according to ANI. This comes after two cases of drowning were also reported in Thane, taking the death toll to four.

Modi said that the people of the state to “stay safe” and take all essential precautions, Expressing concern over the rain situation in Mumbai, while speaking to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to review the developments.

Modi said in a series of tweets that “The centre assures all possible support to the Maharashtra government in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state,” Rajnath Singh the Union home minister talked to Fadnavis and took stock of the situation.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm,  Mumbai recorded 102 mm and the suburbs notched a staggering 316 mm rainfall. The IMD has forecast that bduring twenty four hours aceheavy to terribly serious rains” for Bombay and whole Konkan region because of a “low pressure” space over south Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh, that was expected to be upgraded to a “deep depression”.

Mumbai in one hour in keeping with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has recorded a staggering of seventy millimetre rain, whereas it touched a hundred millimetre between eight.30 am. and 1 pm. The BMC aforesaid Bombay received 106 millimetre rain in regarding six hours, till 3 pm, whereas the japanese suburbs got 78.5 millimetre and also the western suburbs notched eighty five millimetre throughout an equivalent amount.

A holiday has been declared in the school and colleges by the state government, it has requisitioned the services of five disaster management teams, including three from Pune, on Wednesday, said Education Minister Vinod Tawde.

The BMC informed that while the entire civic force-Mumbai Police, Fire Brigade and other agencies — were on high alert to combat the situation. As the people are requested not to step out of their home unless absolutely necessary. Since Tuesday morning, many parts of Mumbai and suburbs were inundated with up to three to four feet of water on the highways, main and arterial roads, bylanes, housing complexes, railway stations and even the Mumbai Airport, more than 180 trees and half a dozen walls collapsing in different parts of the city, flooding and waterlogging, there were no casualties.

Around 6.30 am, the rains triggered a landslide in adjoining Thane district, leading to derailment of 10 coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express but there were no casualties. On Tuesday, with many marquees deciding to postpone it by two days, the torrential rains have hit the immersion ceremonies on the fifth day of the Ganeshotsav.

Over four hours, Harbour Line was completely down, the Central Railway mainline was completely suspended for the Western Railway worked slowly and erratically, while there were disruptions on the Konkan Railway. The suburban local trains were massively hit because of this destruction and with disruption in services due to flooding on the railway tracks at several places.Lakhs of commuters including students, were stranded in trains, railway stations or at bus stops. People were compelled to return to their homes on foot, Many failed to reach their destinations and walking back that scores of kilometres from various points in the city.

Arrangements to offer food and beverages to the weary and stranded commuters, and arrangements to rest for the night by all the

  • Gurudwaras
  • Several Hindu
  • Jain temples
  • Ganeshotsav marquees
  • Mosques
  • Dargahs
  • Churches
  • Parsi organisations
  • NGOs
  • Charitable institutions
  • Housing complexes
  • And also by individuals

Much later in the evening, Shiv Senas activists of the state’s ruling and Bharatiya Janata Party and others got into the act and started organising relief efforts for the stranded millions.

Waterlogging was reported from

  • Dahisar
  • Borivali
  • Bandra
  • Matunga
  • Dadar
  • Elphinstone
  • Kandivali
  • Malad
  • Andheri
  • Jogeshwari
  • Vile Parle
  • Santacruz
  • Mumbai Centra
  • Mazagaon
  • Lalbaug
  • Parel
  • Sion
  • Wadala
  • Kurla
  • Bhandup and other areas.

Seven incoming flights were announced to travel around until landing permission was granted whereas 3 flights were pleased, although operations continuing. The rains affected traditional operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International flying field with flights obtaining delayed by around thirty five minutes in the main on account of low visibility.Domestic and international passengers sure for the flying field to catch their flights two-faced immense issues in reaching on time as a result of huge traffic snarls on the highways and main roads.Mumbai IMD head KS Hosalikar same that in 3 hours since eight.30 am, Mumbai suburbs recorded a banging eighty six millimeter of rains, whereas Colaba recorded around sixteen millimeter of rains.

He same the IMD has forecast significant to terribly significant rains for a minimum of following twenty four hours everywhere geographical area, particularly over coastal North Konkan, Mumbai and different components of the state. The IMD warning says “intense precipitation possible to occur over Mumbai town, suburbs, Dahanu and Raigad throughout the latter half these days (Tuesday)”.

 

A BMC Disaster Control official said in Mumbai areas which recorded the heaviest rains are:

  • Matunga 253 mm
  • Parel 230 mm
  • Wadala 260mm
  • Bandra 210 mm
  • Vile Parle and Santacruz A212 mm
  • Worli -235
  • Kurla 208 mm

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