After continuous heavy rains in Mumbai and other areas in Maharashtra, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed the administration's preparations on Thursday. The Panchganga river in Kolhapur is touching the danger mark.
In a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office, Thackeray asked the officials to be vigilant and ensure that people do not face difficulties during this period.
The statement said that the Chief Minister also interacted with the officials concerned and officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The statement said that Mumbai received 331.08 mm of rain for 8:30 am on Wednesday, while the suburbs received 162.3 mm of rain since Wednesday. At the same time, the wind in the city was at a speed of 106 kilometers per hour, while in other places the wind speed was 70 to 80 kilometers per hour.
The Chief Minister has ordered the concerned authorities to remove the fallen trees due to wind.
The Chief Minister praised the work of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Railway Police team for rescuing 290 passengers stranded in two local trains by filling water on tracks near Masjid Bunder station in south Mumbai.
It was told in the statement that a railway worker died due to electric shock from a motor pump in Masjid Bandar. At Kurla, a person was injured after falling a tree.
The statement said that 361 trees fell in Mumbai and 15 incidents of wall collapse. At the same time, Thackeray asked the commissioners of Konkan and Pune divisions to focus on bringing the people living on the banks of the rivers to a safe place.
After heavy rains in Kolhapur, Raigad and Ratnagiri, the water level in the rivers is increasing. 16 teams of NDRF are deployed in the rain affected areas of the state, out of which four have been sent to Kolhapur.