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Cyclone Nisarga: Here's why BMC wants car owners to keep a hammer with them

During rain, the auto-lock system in a car might get jammed which can endanger the life of a passenger. Therefore, BMC has asked the Mumbaikars who will have to venture out in cars for unavoidable reasons, to keep a hammer handy

Cyclone Nisarga: Here's why BMC wants car owners to keep a hammer with them
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Mumbai will soon be braced with Cyclone Nisarga and the authorities have asked the citizens to stay indoors. However, in case of an emergency situation, people might have to go out and therefore, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked the Mumbaikars who will have to venture out in cars for unavoidable reasons, to keep a hammer handy. 

The BMC tweeted on Wednesday, asking the citizens taking out cars to carry a hammer or any such object to help them break the windshield if the situation arises.

"While it’s best that you stay at home during heavy rainfall; but if, for some unavoidable reason, you need to drive your car, please ensure that you carry a hammer or objects that can help you break the glass in case your car doors get jammed," BMC tweeted. 

During rain, the auto-lock system in a car might get jammed which can endanger the life of a passenger. Last year, two persons had passed away in a similar incident after being stuck in a car. Therefore, the BMC has asked the citizens to carry along the 'great co-passenger' while travelling in a car.

Even CM Uddhav Thackeray in his last evening address to the citizens had touched upon this aspect. 

In the meantime, keeping the cyclone in mind, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray imposed Section 144 in Mumbai for 24 hours on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, to ensure people's safety during the crisis. 

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