IMD issues Orange alert for Mumbai; Warns of heavy rainfall

The weather department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Maharashtra for the next five days, with an orange alert issued for Mumbai today. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued a warning for Palghar, Thane, and Raigad, saying that heavy go very heavy falls likely to continue in coastal Maharashtra from June 10-15.

The financial capital of India was hit by monsoon woes on Monday with the first day of heavy rainfall. Traffic jams for hours, waterlogging on arterial streets brought life to a standstill in Mumbai. However, the city’s municipality has said that the situation will get better from next month as two major works at Hindamata Chowk and Gandhi market are expected to be completed within a fortnight.

“Based on international experience, we are implementing some innovative ideas. We are building water storage tanks in which water will be pumped through motors. Due to the cyclone, this work has got delayed by 15 days, but it will be completed by June end. By then, you will not see water on the side roads as well,” P Velrasu, Additional Municipal Commissioner, BMC.

Mumbai Rain update:

  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the financial capital of India and the Railways need to fully prepared for the monsoon.
  • The civic body in Mumbai has directed officials to inspect all manholes in the city after a video of two women falling into an open drain amid heavy rainfall surfaced on social media, an official said on Thursday.
  • Waterlogging at Kings Circle in Mumbai’s Matunga as rain continues to lash Mumbai.
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