Mumbai Rain: Residents Around Mithi River Evacuated, Police Ask People To Stay Indoors

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 September 2019, 04:50 PM
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Continuous downpours have caused waterlogging in Mumbai
    • Mumbai Police adviced people to stay indoors
    • NDRF teams successfully evacuated the residents around Mithi River

Continuous downpours have caused waterlogging and traffic snarls in Mumbai. The weather department issued ‘red alert’ and has asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. According to latest updates, the city recorded over 200 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced that the schools will remain closed on Wednesday. Low visibility was also reported from areas in and around Eastern Expressway. Similar conditions prevailed in Powai area.

“This shows how widespread the rainfall has been over Mumbai. We have issued a red alert for various places, including Mumbai city and suburbs, Thane and Palghar districts, for next 24 hours,” news agency PTI quoted an IMD official as saying.

It is being reported that low pressure over the Bay of Bengal resulted in torrential showers in the financial capital.

The Mumbai Police took to Twitter to advise the Mumbaikars to take precautions and ensure safety.

Moreover, Mithi river crossed the danger mark and the NDRF teams have successfully evacuated the residents around. They all have been taken to BMC shelter.

BMC in a tweet to thanked the Indian Navy and NDRF team for the rescue operations.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 04:31 PM
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