The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert on Thursday for the districts of Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Palghar, anticipating heavy to very heavy rainfall. As a result, the downpour in several areas of Maharashtra is anticipated to continue on Friday. Additionally, the districts of Mumbai and Ratnagiri have received an orange alert. Due to the IMD’s red alert, authorities in Palghar and Thane have declared Friday and Saturday as holidays for schools.
At least 16 people were killed in a landslip that the constant rain triggered on Wednesday night in a tribal hamlet in the Raigad area of the state, and as of now, 98 people have been saved, according to reports.
According to the source, this is the largest landslip to occur in Maharashtra since the landslip that occurred at Malin Village in Ambegaon Tehsil of Pune District on July 30, 2014.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, went to the location and spoke with the rescue personnel working there. He declared that the government would pay the injured people’s medical bills and that the relatives of the deceased would receive compensation payments of 5 lakh each.
Mumbai has been suffering heavy rain for a few days, and over the last two to three days, the intensity has gotten worse. More than 100 local trains have been cancelled as a result, and the city is currently experiencing significant traffic bottlenecks.
Due to the effects of the severe rains, which have caused a flood-like situation in 12 villages in Maharashtra’s Biloli tehsil, almost 1,000 residents have been moved to safer regions.
A total of 355 schools in Pune’s hilly areas, including Ambegaon, Khed, Junnar, Bhor, Purandar, Mulshi, and Maval talukas, would be closed on Friday in addition to Thane and Palghar due to the weather.
Teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in the Maharashtra districts of Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, and Sangli in response to the rain problems.
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