Fifteen Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) groups have been positioned in numerous elements of Maharashtra in view of the prediction of heavy rains in sure elements of the state, the power chief stated on Thursday.
4 groups have been based mostly in Ratnagiri, two every in Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Palghar, Raigad, Thane and one in Kurla (east Mumbai suburb), NDRF Director Basic S N Pradhan stated in a tweet.
He stated the groups are being pre-deployed or positioned at these areas on the request of the state authorities that acted in response to the prediction of heavy rains made by the India Metrological Division (IMD).
An NDRF staff often has 47 personnel and they’re geared up with inflatable boats, wooden and pole cutters and fundamental first assist kits to rescue rains and floods affected victims and launch reduction operations.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and its suburbs on Wednesday, inflicting flooding on roads and rail tracks and disrupting suburban practice companies because the south-west monsoon arrived within the metropolis.
The climate division additionally issued a ‘pink alert’ for Mumbai, neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations there.