Mumbai rains: PM Narendra Modi urges people to stay safe, offers all help to state

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Published: August 29, 2017 7:41:23 PM

The prime minister spoke to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured Centre's complete support.

Narendra Modi, mumbai rain, modi mumbai rains, modi mumbai rains, rains modi mumbai, mumbai rains narendra modi, pm narendra modi mumbai rains, devendra fadbavisThe prime minister spoke to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured Centre’s complete support. (Image: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took stock of situation in Mumbai in wake of heavy rains which lashed the city. The prime minister spoke to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and assured Centre’s complete support. “Spoke to Maharashtra CM @Dev_Fadnavis on the situation arising due to incessant rain in Mumbai & surrounding areas. @CMOMaharashtra (sic),” PM Modi tweeted. “Centre assures all possible support to the Government of Maharashtra in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state, (sic)” he added. The prime minister further urged the people of Mumbai and surrounding areas to stay safe and take all essential precautions in the wake of the heavy rain.

Earlier, Chief Minister Fadnavis visited State Disaster Management Control (SDMC) room here and took stock of the situation. The state government also allowed its employees in Mantralaya (secretariat) and other departments to leave early. It has also appealed to the private companies to do the same.

“I chaired a review meeting of officials in the disaster management unit to ascertain the situation that has arisen from the heavily rainfall in Mumbai,” Fadnavis said. “I have spoken to BMC officials. The civic body has received several complaints related to tree falling and some related to waterlogging,” he said. He added that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is looking into these complaints.

The CM also told media that he spoke to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and was informed that traffic has been diverted at 25 places due to waterlogging. “We have advised (private) offices to allow their employees to leave for their homes early today. We have issued similar orders for government employees,” Fadnavis said.  The day to day life has been paralysed and, road, rail and air services have been badly affected due to heavy showers in the metropolis and adjoining areas since last nightin Maharashtra’s capital.

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