Feedback | Thursday, July 25, 2024

08/07/24 | 4:54 pm

Mumbai rains: CM Eknath Shinde chairs meeting; directs agencies to be on high alert

As heavy rains lashed Mumbai on Monday morning, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in the state. He also directed all emergency agencies to be on high alert.

In a message on social media platform X, CM Shinde said that life has been disrupted in Mumbai due to heavy rains, saying, “There is a traffic jam on the roads and the traffic on the railway line has also been affected. The work of removing water from the track is going on by the railway administration and efforts are on to restore the traffic soon.”

“I have directed all emergency agencies to be on high alert. Citizens should go out only if necessary. I am also appealing to the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Police Administration and Emergency Services to cooperate,” CM Shinde added in his post.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported waterlogging in several low-lying areas, including Worli, Kurla East, King’s Circle, Dadar, and Vidyavihar Railway Station, disrupting suburban train services.

“Train services are affected at Sion and between Bhandup and Nahur stations. Rainwater was above the tracks so trains were stopped for nearly an hour. Now the water has receded a bit so trains are restarting but services are still affected,” the Central Railways said.

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) diverted many buses due to waterlogging. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed teams across the city and surrounding areas such as Thane, Vasai, and Palghar to prevent flood-related incidents.

“Heavy rain is also expected today. To avoid inconvenience to students, a holiday for the first session is declared for all BMC, government, and private schools and colleges in Mumbai (BMC area). The decision for the next session will be announced after reviewing the situation,” the civic body said in a statement.

The Mumbai University also postponed exams scheduled for Friday, rescheduling them to July 13.

Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport were affected, with runway operations suspended from 2:22 am to 3:40 am, leading to 27 flight diversions.

“Flights diverted to Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Indore, etc. Currently, priority is being given to arrivals, delaying departures, and consequential changes that were made to accommodate diverted flights,” said a statement released by airport authorities.

Despite multiple incidents, including a small landslide in Vikhroli and a house collapse in the eastern suburbs, no injuries were reported.

No related posts found.
Copyright © 2024 DD News. All rights reserved
Visitors: 5389132
Last Updated: 24th Jul 2024