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Mumbai Rains: Landslide reported at Khareghat Parsi Colony at Pedder Road

A minor landslide was reported at Khareghat Parsi Colony at Pedder Road in South Mumbai due to the incessant rainfall in the city.

Mumbai Rains: Landslide reported at Khareghat Parsi Colony at Pedder Road
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As a result of the continual rainfall in the city, a minor landslide was reported at Khareghat Parsi Colony at Pedder Road in South Mumbai.

According to Free Press Journal, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) D Ward Assistant Municipal Commissioner Prashant Gaikwad confirmed the same and informed the media that as a precautionary measure they have now asked the old building residents of the Khareghat Parsi Colony to vacate their houses as of now in order to avoid any major accident.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier issued a yellow alert which means heavy rain at isolated places for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad and an orange alert which translates to heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places for Palghar. The IMD had further warned that the rains could lead to localised flooding and waterlogging in low lying areas.

While locals between Churchgate and Andheri were paused, train service between Virar and Andheri, including long-distance special trains were rescheduled. Suburban trains witnessed a similar fate. All trains between Central and Harbour line were also suspended.

On the other hand, areas like Bhendi bazaar, JJ junction, Himdamata, Mumbai central junction and several others have been completely submerged under the deluge. Moreover, the ward authorities are working towards clearing these areas. Earlier in the day, Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray, along with BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visited areas near Bandra-Dharavi Road in order to assess the situation.

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