Incessant heavy rains have battered Mumbai bringing transport services to a halt and throwing normal life out of gear.
As India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted even more heavy rainfall, the Maharashtra government has allowed its employees in Mantralaya (secretariat) and other departments to leave early and has also asked private companies to do the same.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday visited the State Disaster Management Control (SDMC) room in Mumbai to take stock of the situation.
"I chaired a review meeting of officials in the disaster management unit to ascertain the situation that has arisen from the heavily rainfall in Mumbai," Fadnavis said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking into the complaints it is receiving from various quarters as informed by the CM.
"I have spoken to BMC officials. The civic body has received several complaints related to tree falling and some related to waterlogging," Fadnavis said.
Fadnavis also spoke to the Mumbai Police Commissioner who informed him that traffic has been diverted at 25 places due to waterlogging.
"We have advised (private) offices to allow their employees to leave for their homes early today. We have issued similar orders for government employees," Fadnavis said adding that since Mumbai is under CCTV surveillance, vehicular movement can be monitored from the traffic control room and the police commissioner's office.