Mumbai: Normal life has been severely affected due to heavy rains in Mumbai. The India Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rains will continue in Mumbai and its suburbs till next Friday.
Train and bus traffic has been severely affected due to water logging. A youth traveling on a two-wheeler on a rain-logged road in Thane was killed on the spot when the bus ran over the person with the cart falling into a ditch.
Red alert has been issued in some districts including Raigad, Ratnagiri and orange alert in some places due to continued heavy rain.
So far maximum rainfall has been recorded in Santa Cruz area of Mumbai at 193.6 mm. According to the India Meteorological Department, rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is considered as heavy rain, and between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm as heavy rain.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has ordered to take precautionary measures so that there is no harm to people’s lives and property. He said to pay extra attention to the low areas.
The Chief Minister also personally visited the Disaster Control Room set up at the Mumbai Municipal Corporation office. Chief Minister Shinde said the National Disaster Response Force has been deployed in flood-prone areas and additional forces will be called in if required.
Though widespread traffic has been paralyzed across the city due to rain floods, in a small consolation the rain has eased in Lonavala Ghat area. The traffic between Mumbai and Pune has been normalized due to the decrease in rainfall in the region in the last 24 hours.