Mumbai, its neighbouring Thane, Palghar and different districts within the Konkan area have been witnessing heavy downpour since the previous couple of days, resulting in waterlogging at a number of locations and disruption of rail and street transport services.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday had issued “red” alert for Mumbai, predicting heavy rains over the subsequent three-four days within the western and central elements of the nation. The IMD additionally issued an “orange” alert for Maharashtra’s East Vidarbha area, which incorporates districts such as Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Yavatmal, indicating the probability of heavy to very heavy showers.
NDRF staff throughout a rescue operation at Bhiwandi in Thane district. (PTI)
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 9 rescue groups in Maharashtra, together with 4 in Mumbai, one every in Thane and Palghar districts. Besides, two groups have been despatched to Kolhapur district.
Maharashtra | Two groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached Kolhapur for rescue and reduction operations, in view of heavy rainfall within the space.
One staff has been deployed in Karveer tehsil whereas one other staff has been deployed at Shirol in Kolhapur pic.twitter.com/Kwauv3WlNz
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2021
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took a review of the situation arising out of the continual downpour in Ratnagiri and Raigad. Major rivers in these two coastal districts are flowing above the hazard mark as a results of incessant rains.
Passengers stranded as prepare services disrupted on Konkan Railway route
As many as 6,000 passengers have been left stranded after prepare services on the Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district have been suspended on Thursday.
Flooded locality at Badlapur after heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI)
Konkan Railway officers informed PTI that 9 trains have been regulated up to now which suggests they’ve been both rerouted, short-terminated or cancelled. Konkan The passengers on these trains are secure and they’re being offered meals and water, based on the officers.
Massive flooding in Maharashtra’s Chiplun
Maharashtra’s Chiplun metropolis has submerged in water after incessant in a single day rain. Water degree on the Vashishti river bridge between Chiplun and Kamathe stations in Ratnagiri has risen above the hazard mark after the heavy downpour.
On Thursday, Konkan Railways tweeted, “Due to heavy rain, the water level of Vashishiti river bridge at km 130/9 between Chiplun & Kamathe stations in Ratnagiri region has risen above danger level. In view of the safety of passengers, train services in this section are suspended temporarily.”
Due to heavy rain, water degree of Vashishiti river bridge at km 130/9 between Chiplun & Kamathe stations in Ratnagiri area has risen above hazard degree. In view of security of passengers prepare services on this part are suspended quickly. @RailMinIndia
— Konkan Railway (@KonkanRailway) July 22, 2021
Mahabaleshwar receives 480 mm rainfall in 24 hours
The CMO on Thursday knowledgeable that Mahabaleshwar, a well-liked hill station in Satara district, has acquired 480 mm rainfall in 24 hours, because of which the water degree of Savitri and different rivers have been rising.
Waterlogging in lots of areas as heavy rain lashes Maharashtra
Heavy rains in a number of elements of Maharashtra have disrupted regular life leading to heavy waterlogging in elements of Chiplun, Kolhapur, Satara, Akola, Yavatmal, Hingoli, Thane and Palghar districts.