Waterlogging in a number of areas as monsoon showers lash Maximum City, visitors disrupted

With the onset of Monsoons in Maharashtra, Mumbai witnessed heavy showers on Thursday (June 10) and it’s nonetheless persevering with to rain within the Maximum City. Streets are waterlogged disrupting visitors in lots of components of the town. Waterlogging has been reported in a number of components of the town together with Mahim and Andheri East.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an Orange Alert warning for Pune, Satara and Kolhapur districts in western Maharashtra on Saturday and Sunday, and for Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli districts within the Vidharbha area on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday (June 9) mentioned that each Mumbai and the Indian Railways have to be absolutely ready for the monsoons. He reviewed the preparations and street map of Mumbai Suburban Railways for all contingency options within the wet season, a press release from the ministry mentioned.

The Minister examined the present standing of weak areas and reviewed plans for the sleek functioning of trains. Goyal mentioned that Railways is dedicated to making sure that no inconvenience is induced to Mumbaikars because the monsoon begins.

Flooding spots of the earlier monsoon had been recognized and customised options had been devised for every spot that is in Bandra, Andheri, Mahim, Grant street, Goregaon.

In order to have actual time and genuine rain information, the railway ministry mentioned that 4 numbers automated rain gauge (ARG) have now been put in in affiliation with India Meteorological Department (IMD) and ten numbers put in by WR independently.The variety of pumps offered on monitor and depots together with sewerage and submersible pumps have been elevated by 33 per cent. 

Drones had been used for survey and monitoring of cleansing of nallah in Borivali Virar part and suction/de-sludging machines had been used to make sure deep cleansing of culverts.Adoption of a new micro tunneling methodology for the development of culverts was taken up to make sure that water-logging is minimised. 

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