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Wall Collapses At Pedder Road In South Mumbai Due To Heavy Rainfall

The vehicular movement on Peddar road has been closed for traffic and work is underway to remove all the debris from the road.

Wall Collapses At Pedder Road In South Mumbai Due To Heavy Rainfall
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Since Unlock 3.0 has begun, the state government has eased some restrictions and allowed operations of malls, shopping complexes and market shops. With this, the public life was on its way to a bit of normalcy for the first time in four months in Mumbai. However, the city has been experiencing heavy rainfall for the past three days which has completely disrupted the daily lives of Mumbaikars. The intense rain activities have led to waterlogging and flooding across the city.

It has been reported that the wall on the hanging garden at Pedder Road in South Mumbai has collapsed due to heavy torrential rains overnight. Many trees along the line have also fallen down due to the intense rain. Trees have been uprooted due to the gusty winds and a mound of mud has also come down to the road. 

On Thursday morning, Mumbai police informed that the vehicular movement on Peddar road has been closed for traffic and work is underway to remove all the debris from the road. As per media reports, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner I.S Chahal visited Peddar Road and said that four wards in South Mumbai including Colaba, Nariman Point and Marine Drive have received 300 mm rainfall in just four hours yesterday. He also said that this situation was unprecedented. Leader of Opposition (LoP) Devendra Fadnavis is expected to visit the site soon. 

This is the second landslide in Mumbai this week as part of the hill collapsed at Kandivali on Tuesday. That route is currently closed and work is underway to clear the stones and soil on that road. Heavy rain showers also flooded the railway tracks which led to two local trains being stranded on Wednesday. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was called to rescue all the stranded passengers.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Mumbai on Thursday as well. Following this, the BMC and Mumbai police have appealed to the citizens to stay indoors for the next 24 hours. 

 

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