Sorrow was expressed by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday over the death of people in house collapses because of landslides due to heavy rain in Mumbai. He declared an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the family of each of the victims.
25 people died after being trapped under the rubble of their homes in Mumbai due to the heavy rain that lashed the city and its suburb for several hours. The city recorded 176 mm of rain between 8 pm and 8 am. Prime minister Narendra Modi in his statement said that he was saddened by the loss of lives and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each to the families of those who died.
Due to the incessant rain overnight in Mumbai, there is one more problem that the Mumbaikars will be facing and that is about water supply in the city. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
(BMC) in its statement said that they are working to restore the water supply they have. The BMC has cut down water for the city and is working at the war front to restore this water supply. BMC also advised the citizens that once the water supply is restored for the city the citizens should boil the water and then drink it.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray then had a talk with the Mumbai Civic Commissioner I.S Chahal and asked about the stock for rescue and relief operations. The flooding has led to disruption in the electrical equipment that is used to control the pumping and in the filtration process, one of the major sites of water supply to the country's financial capital, he added.