Amid heavy rains in Mumbai, Eknath Shinde holds meeting on disaster management
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday held a meeting on the rain in Mumbai, reports Hindustan Times.
Mumbai local train services and road traffic has been hit due to heavy rainfall. Local train services on the Central Railway mainline between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT)- Kalyan/Karjat/Kasara and between CSMT and Panvel are operating with delays of 15 minutes owing to heavy rainfall, the Central Railways said.
Here are the top updates that you need to know vis a vis downpour in Mumbai and other parts of the state.
1. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has asked administrations of six districts to prepare for shifting residents in flood prone areas if needed, said Chief Minister's Office. District administration of Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg as well as Kolhapur have been put on alert. NDRF teams are deputed, said the CMO.
2. Andheri subway has been closed due to water logging leading to traffic congestion.
3. According to Mumbai traffic police control room, there is water logging at Ashish Cinema at Chembur.
4. Massive waterlogging at Sion Circle in Mumbai. In a video shared by news agency ANI, commuters are seen wading through the waters to reach their destinations.