Rain Batters Maharashtra’s Konkan, 6,000 Train Passengers Stranded

Rain Batters Maharashtra’s Konkan, 6,000 Train Passengers Stranded

Rain Batters Maharashtra's Konkan, 6,000 Train Passengers Stranded

Maharashtra’s Chiplun witnessed extreme flooding after a river and dam overflowed

Mumbai:

Rescue operations are on in a number of districts of Maharashtra after relentless rain precipitated flooding and big property harm throughout the Konkan area of the state.

Visuals of waterlogged streets, submerged vehicles and struggling individuals emerged from the state because the downpour continued. Incessant rain has ravaged the Konkan area for a number of days inflicting main rivers in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts to overflow above the hazard ranges.

Several long-distance trains have been stopped, canceled or rescheduled on the Konkan Railway route. According to rail officers, round 6,000 passengers have been stranded in trains which have been regulated at numerous stations on the Konkan Railway route.

Many areas of Ratnagiri district have been severely affected with Chiplun bearing the brunt of the rain.

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Buses utterly submerged in Chiplun – solely the tops are seen

Rescue operations are on in flooded Chiplun, round 240 km from Mumbai, and is probably the worst affected within the state. Stranded locals are being moved to security by the Indian Coastguard. The Mumbai-Goa Highway has additionally been shut attributable to extreme flooding within the city.

The Vashisti River in addition to a dam overflowed final evening, alarming residents as floodwater started rising quickly. In scary visuals, buses might be seen utterly submerged underneath water – solely the tops are seen. The native market, bus station and railway station are all submerged in Chiplun.

The scenario is grim in Khed and Mahad as properly the place rescue operations are on. The Jagbudi River can be flowing above the hazard mark in Khed; flood alerts have been sounded in close by areas.

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Houses submerged until the roof in Maharashtra’s Chiplun attributable to floods

The Coastguard has deployed a catastrophe reduction staff in each affected area; A staff of 35 officers are concerned within the rescue ops.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 9 rescue groups, together with 4 in Mumbai and one every in Thane and Palghar districts. One staff is on its solution to Chiplun. Two groups have additionally been despatched to Kolhapur.

In Yavatmal, the water stage of the Sahatrakund waterfall can be on the rise after heavy rain battered the district for 3 days. Thane’s Bhiwadi additionally noticed extreme waterlogging after heavy rain over the previous couple of days.

Several shanties in Dombivli West close to Mumbai have additionally been destroyed because of the flooding. Locals have been seen utilizing a ship to commute from one place to a different.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier positioned Mumbai on a “yellow alert” after it predicted intense to very intense rains within the metropolis, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts on Wednesday.

Several elements of Mumbai have been waterlogged this morning as heavy rainfall continued in a single day within the metropolis.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took a assessment of the scenario in Ratnagiri and Raigad – the worst affected coastal districts – the chief minister’s workplace (CMO) mentioned.

Mr Thackeray has requested the authorities to stay alert and hold monitoring the degrees of overflowing rivers and evacuate residents to safer locations. He additionally urged the locals to take all crucial precautions.

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