As India's financial capital Mumbai continues to reel under heavy rainfall which started since last night, the BMC said that Wadala received the highest amount of precipitation in the city.
As India’s financial capital Mumbai continues to reel under heavy rainfall which started since last night, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that Wadala received the highest amount of precipitation in the city. Speaking to ANI, BMC Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sudhir Naik said, ” Wadala recorded the highest rainfall of 253 mm. According to IANS, apart from Mumbai, heavy rain also lashed Palgar, Thane, Raigad and other parts of Maharashtra for the fourth successive day, affecting normal life. Rain has also severely affected air, bus and train services, the lifelines of Mumbai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while expressing concern, urged people in the state to stay safe and take all necessary precautions. He also spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, assuring all possible support. “The Centre assures all possible support to the Maharashtra Government in mitigating the situation due to heavy rains in parts of the state,” Modi said in a series of tweets.
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The BMC said that the city recorded 70 mm rainfall in one hour, while it touched 100 mm between 8.30 AM to 1 PM, IANS report added. Giving further details, the BMC said Mumbai recorded 106 mm rainfall in six hours. Even as the eastern suburbs received 78.5 mm rainfall, western suburbs got 85 mm at the same time, it added. Maharashtra Government has also declared a holiday in all schools and colleges on Wednesday, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said as per IANS. IMD has also forecast heavy rainfall for Mumbai and entire Konkan region in next 24 hours due to a “low pressure” area over south Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh, the agency added.