Heavy rains lashed Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar districts adjoining Mumbai through the evening and on Thursday morning, which brought on inundation and boulder crashes at numerous locations, disrupted practice companies and marooned some villages, officers stated.
Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been roped in to rescue a whole bunch of stranded individuals, they stated.
Rail tracks at Umbermali station close to Kasara have been “submerged as much as the platform stage” and there have been boulder crashes within the Ghat part.
“Train companies have been suspended,” district authorities stated, including that work to take away the boulders was underway.
A bridge at Sapgaon in Sahapur taluka of Thane suffered in depth harm because of the heavy downpour, tehsildar (income officer) Nilima Suryavanshi stated, including that nobody was injured and site visitors motion on the bridge was suspended.
The Modak Sagar dam in Sahapur began overflowing at 3.24 am on Thursday and two of its gates have been opened to launch the water, a message from the district headquarters stated.
Some villages within the Sahapur taluka have been marooned, Suryavanshi stated, including that native authorities with the assistance of the NDRF rescued a whole bunch of individuals from these locations.
In Bhatsai village, which is situated on a hillock, stranded individuals couldn’t come out and have been shifted to a college within the locality, she stated.
In Vashind close to Sahapur, flood waters entered a housing advanced and its residents have been shifted to a district parishad faculty with the assistance of the NDRF, the official stated.
In Cherpoli, some stranded individuals have been rescued with the assistance of boats, she stated.
In Bhiwandi taluka of Thane, a variety of individuals stranded within the water-logged areas of Padgha, Kawad, Ganesh Nagar and Khairpada have been rescued with the assistance of the NDRF and the Thane Disaster Response Force groups, tehsildar Adik Patil stated.
Quite a few individuals have been additionally rescued from flooded localities close to the banks of the Kamwari river in Bhiwandi, one other official stated.
In Badlapur Wangni, 10 individuals and 70 animals have been rescued from an ashram, officers stated.
Besides, individuals stranded in some inundated areas of Kasara and Titwala in Thane have been additionally shifted to zilla parishad faculties, they stated.
Thane’s regional catastrophe administration cell chief Santosh Kadam stated they acquired 34 calls of tree falls within the metropolis, however nobody was injured within the incidents.
Four timber fell in Datta Wadi space of Mumbra, following which native firemen hastened to the spot.
As a precautionary measure, residents of six homes there have been shifted, the official stated.
Water entered some homes at Ganesh Nagar within the early morning hours and round 40 individuals have been later rescued from there by the catastrophe response groups, Kadam stated.
The Nashik-Jawhar route was closed following a landslide and operations there are prone to resume by Thursday night, Palghar Collector Dr Manik Gursal stated in a message, and requested individuals to make use of the Trambak-Deogaon-Khodala route.
Various locations witnessed flooding in Vasai, Virar and different places in Palghar, however no lack of life was reported to date, officers stated.