Normal life was affected on Wednesday as heavy rain continued in Mumbai and its suburbs inflicting waterlogging and site visitors snarls at a number of places. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain in Mumbai and its suburbs until Friday, with a chance of very heavy showers at remoted locations.
Train and bus providers have been affected on some routes within the metropolis on account of flooding within the low-lying areas and railway tracks, officers mentioned.
Maharashtra has been witnessing heavy rains since Monday and the water stage of some rivers has been rising quickly. In Thane, a person was crushed to loss of life as he fell from his motorbike after hitting a pothole.
The Weather Department has issued ‘crimson’ and ‘orange’ alerts predicting very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall over the subsequent few days for Raigad, Ratnagiri and another districts.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday directed state administration officers to take crucial precautions and guarantee there was no lack of life or harm to property.
The Chief Minister additionally visited the catastrophe management room of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BCM) and mentioned that he has informed the authorities to shift folks from spots which might be weak to landslides in order to keep away from lack of lives.
He mentioned that a number of groups of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been stationed at numerous places throughout the state and extra personnel will probably be despatched if wanted.