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Mumbai Rains: CM Uddhav Thackeray Instructs BMC To Stay On High Alert

The CM also appealed to the citizens to stay indoors and not venture outside unless it's for essential work.

Mumbai Rains: CM Uddhav Thackeray Instructs BMC To Stay On High Alert
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Mumbai has been experiencing intense rain spells and strong winds which has led to a complete disruption in the daily lives of Mumbaikars. Since the last three days, the city has been facing issues like flooding, water logging, vehicle damage and wall collapses due to heavy rainfall. 

As the situation became more tense on Wednesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to stay on high alert and prepared for heavy rainfall on Thursday as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The official account of the Chief Minister's Office took to Twitter to share this information. The CM also appealed to the citizens to stay indoors and not venture outside unless it's for essential work. 

The account also assured the citizens that the CM has directed the Municipal Commissioners of all the civic bodies to handle the situation in coordination with the Municipal Corporation, Police, Railways, Health and NDRF, and to take immediate action for power outage, falling trees, stagnant water or any other inconvenience faced by the citizens. 

The CM further reviewed the situation with district collectors of the regions in Maharashtra which are also currently experiencing heavy rain spells and gusty winds. 

As per the IMD, the Observatories in Colaba received 331.8 mm and Santacruz received 162.3 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. 

On Wednesday, South Mumbai was among the worst affected areas in the city. A wall at Pedder Road collapsed due to heavy torrential rains overnight. Many trees along the line had also fallen down and a mound of mud came down to the road. On Thursday morning, Mumbai police informed that the vehicular movement on the road was closed for traffic and that work was underway to remove the debris from the road.

The adjoining areas like Navi Mumbai also experienced downpour of rainfall throughout the day. A portion of the roof of the famous cricket stadium D.Y Patil collapsed to the group along with a 25-feet metal structure. Along with this, three container cranes fell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and a mobile tower fell on the old Vashi bridge in the past 24 hours.

Mumbai Police also urged citizens to stay away from water bodies and to dial 100 in case of any emergency.

 



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