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Mumbaikars Told to Stay Indoors as City Braces for Heavy Rains over Weekend

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said monsoon has reached the Konkan coast and is expected to hit Mumbai in the next 48 to 72 hours.


Updated:June 8, 2018, 1:25 PM IST
Mumbaikars Told to Stay Indoors as City Braces for Heavy Rains over Weekend
Water-logged roads in Mumbai's Parel on Thursday (News18)

Mumbai: The maximum city is on alert after the weatherman predicted heavy rains over the weekend as Monsoon is set to hit Mumbai. A Met department advisory asked residents to stay indoors.

"As rainfall activity is likely to enhance from 8th June with further increase on 9th June, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period and also watch for weather, “ the MeT Centre said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said monsoon has reached the Konkan coast and is expected to hit Mumbai in the next 48 to 72 hours.

Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea and tourists have been asked to stay away from coastal areas, said an IMD official in Mumbai.

In view of the heavy rain warning over the week-end, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta held a meeting with top officials of the MCGM and IMD and issued necessary instructions, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) release said on Thursday.

However, despite precautionary measures, there were reports of water-logging in Dadar, Parel, Cuffe Parade, Bandra, Borivali and Andheri. The civic body, however, claimed it received no complaints of water-logging.


Though there was no water on the tracks, suburban train services ran late by 10 to 15 minutes.

The BMC said it was gearing up to deal with any eventuality in view of the forecast of heavy rainfall.

"Leaves of all the senior officials, including Deputy Municipal commissioners, Assistant Commissioners and heads of departments have been cancelled," the BMC statement said.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will be stationed at Parel, Mankhurd (for assistance in eastern suburbs) and Andheri Sports Complex (for western suburbs).

Navy personnel will be deployed in Colaba, Worli, Ghatkopar, Trombay and Malad for flood rescue. Six Flood Rescue Teams of Mumbai Fire Brigade will be posted at the Regional Command Centres. Education officers in all 24 wards have been asked to keep schools which can be used as shelters for stranded people open round-the-clock.

As per the IMD forecast, there is a possibility of very heavy rainfall in the Konkan districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on June 9, 10 and 11.

Meanwhile, schools have been asked to remain shut in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district today and tomorrow to avoid mishaps. So far no other precautionary measures have been issued in the district, as no heavy rainfall has occurred till now.

(With inputs from PTI)

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