The administration has taken a number of measures to tackle the situation. Heavy rain have also hit areas in Odisha, Assam and West Bengal. Besides, there is forecast for heavy rains in National capital and other parts of the country.
It’s been raining cats & dogs in maximum city over days. Tuesday saw traffic snarled and even local train services were disrupted. Waterlogging compounded problems at several locations with relief agencies stepping in to help people out.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and nearby areas for the second straight day making it the heaviest rainfall day in the city this monsoon season. It took a toll on Mumbai’s lifeline and submerging of tracks led to suspension of traffic on the Western line. Even several long distance and inter-city trains had to cancelled or were delayed.
In districts neighbouring Mumbai such as Palghar and Thane roads and streets in low lying areas got enundated NDRF and other agencies had to rescue people from a passenger trains due to heavy waterlogging. The MET department has forecast heavy to very heavy rain in several areas in Maharashtra till Thursday.
Maharashtra govt is tightly monitoring the emerging situation in the state due to the deluge.
MAHARASHTRA GOVT TACKLES DELUGE
— Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the state assembly of waterlogging at 11 locations in Mumbai
— He said traffic at 3 locations was diverted
— The CM said suction pumps are working at full capacity to clear flooded areas
— 150 extra pumps have been deployed to flush out accumulated rain water
Apart from Maharashtra, heavy rain has also been forecast for several aras in the hill state of Uttarakhand in the next 2 to 3 days.
HEAVY RAINS TO HIT SEVERAL AREAS
— Heavy rain has also hit areas in Odisha, Assam and West Bengal
— The Met department has issued an alert for the next 3 days for these states
— Heavy rain alert has also been issued for national capital Delhi during the next 48 hours
— Similar alert has been issued for Gujarat & Rajasthan
— Madhya Pradesh’s Sihore, Raisen and Hoshangabad are expected to get heavy rain in the next 24 hours
— Heavy to very rain is also expected in several areas of Goa & Konkan
— Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal can also lead to heavy rain in several areas
But the monsoon is still playing truant over Uttar Pradesh, the wait for the rains keeps extending.