Mumbai rains: Devendra Fadnavis orders suspension of toll collection at all entry points, sea link

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New Delhi | Updated: August 29, 2017 9:54:04 PM

As Mumbai continues to face heavy downpour since last night, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered the suspension of toll collection at all entry points in Mumbai and sea link before the situation becomes normal.

Mumbai rains, IMD, Maharashtra, heavy rainsThe IMD has predicted more heavy rainfall in the city in Mumbai. (ANI)

As Mumbai continues to face heavy downpour since last night, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered the suspension of toll collection at all entry points in Mumbai and sea link before the situation becomes normal, ANI said. Earlier in the day, he visited the State Disaster Management Control (SDMC) room to take stock of the situation arising from the heavy rains that has almost paralysed the city, PTI said. In the meantime, the IMD has predicted more heavy rainfall in the city. The state government has also allowed its employees to leave early, while also appealing the private companies for the same.

“I chaired a review meeting of officials in the disaster management unit to ascertain the situation that has arisen from the heavy rainfall in Mumbai,” Fadnavis was quoted as saying by PTI. “I have spoken to BMC officials. The civic body has received several complaints related to tree falling and some related to waterlogging,” he added as per the agency. Devendra Fadnavis also said he had spoken to the city police commissioner and was informed of the traffic been diverted in 25 areas of the city, the agency report added.

“We have advised private offices to allow their employees to leave their homes early today. We have issued similar orders for government employees,” the PTI quoted him as saying further. He added that the city was under CCTV surveillance and the traffic control room and police commissioner’s office are monitoring the vehicular movement of the city. Rail, road and air services in Mumbai have been thrown out of gear due to heavy rains, the agency said.

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