Amid Heavy Rains, 9 Rescue Teams Deployed in Maharashtra By The NDRF

NDRF sends 9 rescue teams to Maharashtra to help conduct rescue operations in the midst of heavy rains.

Amid Heavy Rains, 9 Rescue Teams Deployed in Maharashtra By The NDRF

As reported by the Press Trust of India, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has dispensed nine rescue teams to Maharashtra. Four of which will be sent to Mumbai, owing to the incessant rains on Thursday that resulted in flooding at some coastal regions in the state.

Mumbai, along with its adjacent, Thane and Palghar coupled with some districts in the Konkan area have seen intense spells since the past few days. This has resulted in flooding, thus disrupting rail and road transport facilities. Water levels in many rivers have crossed the danger mark too.

The PTI states that according to an official statement issued from the NDRF, four teams are sent to Mumbai, and one in Thane and Palghar district each. One team was expected to reach Chiplun in Ratnagiri by late afternoon.

Other than this, two teams are sent to Kolhapur, one of which will undertake either rescue or prevention operation in Shirol tehsil, whilst the other will undertake rescue operations in Kolhapur city.

Certain villages in Thane’s Sahapur taluka were stranded, claimed a local official. The official also elaborated that through the assistance of the NDRF, many people were saved from these flood-stricken areas.

Several people were deserted owing to floods in Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Titwala and Kasara areas of Thane. Vasai, Virar amongst some locations in Palghar have also faced flooding, but according to reports, there hasn’t been a loss of life so far.

Additionally, in the early hours of Thursday, Modak Sagar dam in Thane’s Sahapur overflew. Two of its gates were opened to let the water go, state officials.

Central Railway services in the Kasara Ghat area of Thane and near Lonavala hill near Mumbai were affected by heavy rains. Moreover, services on the Konkan Railway route in Ratnagiri were also suspended in the morning after a river overflowed state reports.

Also Read: IMD Issues Red Alert For Mumbai; Predicts Heavy Rainfall Over Central And Western India

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