1 min read.Updated: 11 Jun 2021, 07:14 PM ISTLivemint
Mumbai rains: Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said that both the financial capital of India and the Railways need to be fully prepared for the monsoon.
After two days of continuous showers, the residents of Mumbai got some respite on Friday morning as rains took a break in the city and its suburbs. The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Maharashtra for the next five days, with an orange alert issued for Mumbai today. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued a warning for Palghar, Thane, and Raigad, saying that heavy go very heavy falls likely to continue in coastal Maharashtra from June 10-15.
The IMD has issued 'heavy rain' warning for Mumbai on June 13 and June 14. Consequently, the fire department, and all disaster management units are have been asked to remain alert, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
"Education department is asked to identify locations for emergency shelters. BMC has marked residential areas near Mithi river and is ready for evacuation if situation worsens. BMC has started coordinating with NDRF, Coast Guard & Navy. They'll be available to help if needed," BMC said.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that both the financial capital of India and the Railways need to be fully prepared for the monsoon.
The transport services in the city, including the suburban trains and buses, are running as per their normal schedule
Mumbai's Colaba received 23.4mm rainfall while Santacruz witnessed 107.4mm rain during the last 24 hours, says IMD Mumbai.
The civic body in Mumbai has directed officials to inspect all manholes in the city, after a video of two women falling into an open drain amid heavy rainfall surfaced on social media, an official said on Thursday.
Waterlogging at Kings Circle in Mumbai's Matunga as rain continues to lash Mumbai.
BMC has advised citizens who may have had to wade through water on Wednesday to take antibiotic doxycycline to prevent leptospirosis. It is transmitted through rainwater that could be contaminated with the urine of animals such as rats, dogs, horses, buffaloes, etc.
Poor visibility and rain led to the suspension of flight movement at the airport in Mumbai from 4.04 pm to 4.32 pm on Thursday.