Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday reviewed his authorities’s preparedness within the wake of the incessant heavy rain in Mumbai and different components of the state. Three rivers – the Panchganga in Kolhapur, Kodavali in Ratnagiri and Kundalika in Raigad are flowing very near the hazard mark.
In a press release, the Chief Minister’s Office mentioned, officers have been requested to remain alert and guarantee residents don’t face hardships. He spoke to officers of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) additionally, the assertion mentioned.
Mumbai recorded over 330 mm rainfall whereas the suburbs obtained 162 mm from Wednesday until 8.30 am on Thursday. Strong winds, at 106 km per hour, battered town final night. Over 360 timber had been uprooted and 15 incidents of wall collapse have been reported. Mr Thackeray requested the civic physique personnel to clear the uprooted timber on a war-footing.
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He praised the railway police and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel for his or her efforts in rescuing 290 passengers from two native trains, stranded on flooded tracks, close to Masjid Bunder yesterday. A railway worker was electrocuted in Masjib Bunder whereas one other individual was injured when a tree fell on him in Kurla.
Sixteen groups of NDRF have been deployed in rain-hit areas of Maharashtra. Four groups have been despatched to Kolhapur, one of many worst hit districts. Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Vijay Wadettiwar took inventory of the rain state of affairs and emergency preparations in place. People within the flood-prone areas and people residing close to the rivers will likely be moved to larger grounds, authorities mentioned.