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Education institutes closed in Mumbai due to heavy rain, red alert issued

July 10, 2024 3:04 am

Education institutes closed in Mumbai due to heavy rain, red alert issued

Mumbai, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, has been hit by heavy rains. A red alert has been issued in the city to deal with the situation. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in the city, resulting in traffic problems. Apart from this, educational institutions have been declared closed on Tuesday.

According to a report by media outlet NDTV, 300 mm of rain fell in some areas of Mumbai in just six hours till 7 am on Monday. As a result, low-lying areas and roads have been flooded. Normal life has been disrupted due to heavy rains in various parts of Mumbai. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert in Mumbai on Tuesday and predicted heavy rains.

Rail and air services have also been disrupted due to incessant rains. Apart from Mumbai, alert has also been issued in Thane, Palghar and Konkan coastal areas. Railways, NDRF and municipal workers are working to deal with the situation.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that 461 motor pumps are being operated by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and 200 pumps by the Railways to remove the accumulated water. Trains have started running on the Central and Harbor Lines for the time being.

The Chief Minister also said that seven pumping stations are being constructed in different parts of the city to deal with the situation. All government and private educational institutions have been closed and coastal areas have been alerted. Army, Navy and Air Force have been asked to be alert.

Source: Times of India

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