Mumbai : The Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed state government’s preparedness in the wake of the incessant heavy rain in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas in Maharashtra.
According to available information, three rivers, Panchganga in Kolhapur, Kodavali in Ratnagiri and Kundalika in Raigad are flowing very close to the danger mark .
The Chief Minister’s Office on Thursday said that officers have been asked to stay alert and ensure citizens do not face hardships. The chief minister Thackeray himself spoke to officials of the India Meteorological Department also and reviewed the situation.
The Met department informed that the state capital, Mumbai recorded over 330 mm rainfall while the suburbs received 162 mm from Wednesday till 8.30 am on Thursday. Strong winds, at 106 km per hour, battered the city last evening.
The chief minister praised the railway police and the National Disaster Response Force personnel for their efforts in rescuing 290 passengers from two local trains, stranded on flooded tracks, near Masjid Bunder yesterday. A railway employee was electrocuted in Masjib Bunder while another person was injured when a tree fell on him in Kurla.