Heavy rains across Mumbai and rural districts disabled typical life Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) anticipating “intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers” in the city and extremely heavy rains at isolated places in the coming 24 hours.
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Atleast four people passed on in rain-related occurrences in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar areas while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in the evening. A 52-year-elderly person and her 26-year-old child were killed after they endured an electric shock when they contacted the door of their water-logged house in rural Santacruz. A 10-year-old kid died and his younger sister harmed after a mass of their home fallen in Lonavala in Pune locale, police said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said all private and state-funded schools and universities would stay shut on Monday.
“Some government offices providing emergency and essential services will remain open. Private office staff may move out only if essential. All government and semi-government employees in MMR Region are allowed to report late on their duties,” the BMC tweeted.
Parts of neighboring Thane, Palghar areas and Navi Mumbai town also saw unending rains, which brought about flooding in a few sections. The heavy rain is the consequence of the advancement of an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation (UAC) in the Arabian Sea and Bay Low, climate specialists said.
In any event, 400 people from a local location of Kranti Nagar situated close to the Mithi river in Mumbai were moved after it crossed the threat mark. The people were moved to a city-run school. In the interim, a 23-year-elderly person, recognized as Raja Mehboob Shaikh, was dreaded suffocated after he fell into the Dharavi river.
A flood-like circumstance has created in the Nashik area after water was released from Gangapur dam into the Godavari waterway. More than 20,000 cusecs (cubic foot every second) of water was discharged from the Gangapur dam on Sunday morning, which prompted the Godavari stream streaming over the danger mark.
The excess water released saw a few temples situated on the banks of the stream getting submerged. At 8 am, around 26,150 cusecs of water were released from Darna dam into the waterway following heavy rains. Around 60 people from Saykheda town were moved to a more secure spot.
In the interim, authorities in Pune issued a warning, requesting that people be alert as the circumstance could turn basic, and requested schools and universities to be closed on Monday. Low-lying areas in the areas were on alert after water was released into the Mutha river.
“We have issued an advisory for citizens asking them not to venture out of their houses unless absolutely necessary as the situation might get critical,” district collector Naval Kishore Ram was quoted as saying by PTI.