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Heavy rain alerts for Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai

IMD forecast for heavy rainfall in Maharashtra within the next 48 hours

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Publish Date: Aug 5 2016 11:41AM | Updated Date: Aug 5 2016 11:41AM

Heavy rain alerts for Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai

After IMD forecast regarding heavy showers, a special meeting was held which was chaired by mayor Sanjay More and civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal to streamline a plan to mitigate issues in the city during rains.

 

The Thane and Navi Mumbai municipal corporations have also been alerted of possible heavy rains over the next 48 hours in their respective jurisdictions by the IMD. The TMC has meanwhile started working on an action plan to tackle any rain related crisis to surface in the city.

 

The Thane tehsildar's office has asked these corporations to depute rescue staff at problem points, especially along the foothills and low lying areas in areas around Parsik and Belapur hills, etc. 

 

A special meeting was chaired by mayor Sanjay More and civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, attended by several corporators to streamline a plan to mitigate issues at perennial inundation spots in the city during the rains.

 

Even as teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Coast Guard and Navy search for missing victims and vehicles at the Savitri river, hundreds of locals and passing motorists gawked for hours from the riverside.