- After heavy rains, 50 patients and 120 personnel rescued from a hospital in Pune.
- Weather department issued red alert in Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa
- Schools will be closed on Monday in Mumbai including Nashik, Pune and Thane
Aug 04, 2019, 10:27 PM IST
Mumbai. In many cities of Maharashtra, due to heavy rains for 30 hours, there have been floods like situation. According to the Meteorological Department, people in Mumbai and Pune will not be discharged from the next 24 hours and heavy rain. Mithi river of Mumbai is flowing above the danger mark. The administration shifted about 400 people living along the banks of the river to a safer place. At the same time, 50 patients and 120 personnel stranded in a private hospital in Pune were rescued.
Central Railway told that the railway track between Sion and Kurla was submerged. BMC has advised people not to go to the ocean by estimating high tide. About 2 months remain in this monsoon season, but it has received 89% rain in 45 days of the season. During this, there was more than 2,200 mm rainfall in Mumbai.
Thousands of people are stranded in over 35 villages of Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has said that thousands of people have been stranded in more than 35 villages. He urged the Air Force to airlift him. The government has demanded raising of six more teams from the NDRF for the rescue of the villagers. Keeping in view the torrential rains, Thane District Magistrate Rajesh Narvekar also informed about the closure of the school on Monday. With this, schools will be closed on Monday in many places including Nashik, Pune.
Red alert in Thane and Palghar
Officials of the Pune administration have said that more than 45 thousand cusecs of water has been released in Mutha river from Khadgavasala dam. At the same time, Thane police said that people stranded in Kalyan, Dombivali, Bhiwandi, Ulhas and Thane floods are being constantly evacuated. There is a red alert about rain in Thane and Palghar. Mahesh Palawat of SkyMate said that rain will not be available for the next two days.