As heavy rain lashed a number of elements of Mumbai, two girls had a slender escape as they fell into an open manhole in Bhandup space on Wednesday. Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Tuesday had directed officers to make sure all precautions are taken to guard residents. Chahal undertook a high-level assembly with ward officers, together with officers from different companies.
The civic chief had directed that manholes in all 24 wards are checked and intently monitored to forestall any untoward incidents, particularly in areas the place there may be heavy waterlogging.
Aside from senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) officers, authorities from BEST, Mumbai Police, Central and Western Railways, Mhada, Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA), and Mumbai Metro have been additionally current.
The BMC has additionally directed Metro authorities to make sure that there is no such thing as a waterlogging wherever there are barricades put in for Metro works.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) issued an ‘orange alert’ for Mumbai, and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations.
The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) stated that the fifth Battalion is prepositioning 15 groups within the coastal area following a requisition from the Maharashtra authorities. NDRF stated that 15 groups have been being prepositioned in coastal Maharashtra following the prediction of heavy rain in Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane and Palghar districts together with Mumbai. These 15 groups embody three groups completely deployed in Mumbai.