Mumbai, Heavy rains are expected in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, for the next few days. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert till next Friday. The department said in its four-day forecast that heavy rains are likely in Mumbai and Thane till Friday. NDRF teams have been deployed at several places keeping in view the situation.
Newly-appointed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has instructed the administration to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures. It is also said to monitor the water level of rivers. Heavy rains have lashed Mumbai since Monday evening. It has flooded many areas. The Colaba Observatory recorded 4.5 mm of rain from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Santa Cruz received 20.5 mm of rainfall. Nearby Thane and Navi Mumbai also received heavy rains for some time. The rain continued at night. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has warned officials to take into account the forecast of heavy rains for the next few days and the possible condition of the rivers.
In a statement released from the Chief Minister’s Office, CMA Raigad said. And the collectors of Ratnagiri district have also been asked to be cautious. Considering the seriousness of the situation, NDRF teams have been deployed in several areas. Apart from Mumbai, NDRF teams have also been deployed in Nagpur, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Mahad and Raigad.
Monsoons also pose a risk of rising river levels. The water level in the rivers supplying water to Mumbai has risen by 15% from 11% on weekends. Officials fear it could still rise. Every monsoon brings flood-like conditions in many parts of Mumbai. Roads sink. It becomes difficult for people to get out.SS2KP