Mumbai on Red alert for rainfall, CM visits control room for inspection

by Web Desk | Published: 09 Jun 2021

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The Indian meteorological department has issued a red alert in Mumbai, Raigad, Thane, and Palghar; which signifies heavy rainfall in the coming hours. IMD said that there are chances of very heavy rainfall in the coming four days in Mumbai and the neighboring regions. The city is on red alert for today, and on orange alert for the next four days. Mumbai is already going through waterlogging problems on the very first day of the monsoon.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Disaster Management Control Room to understand the complete situation. Municipal commissioner, Iqbal Singh briefed CM about the precautionary measures that are implemented to keep the situation under control and avoid any casualties.
Colaba and Santacruz in Mumbai recorded 65.4 mm and 50.4 mm of rainfall in two days. Since Tuesday night, South Mumbai is witnessing heavy rainfall. Roads are submerged in many areas of Mumbai. The local train services have been blocked between Sion and Kurla railway station, due to waterlogging on railway tracks. The municipal corporation of Kalyan-Dombivli has advised locals to stay indoors after the announcement of the alert due to heavy rains.