Heavy showers slowing down the pace of the ‘Economic Capital of India’
On Sunday, Mumbai crossed its average seasonal rainfall in just two months. Heavy rainfall since Saturday has crippled the daily routine. The situation is getting worse as several areas have been hit by the flood.
The weather department has forecast that on Monday, there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai. This has become a speed breaker in the life Mumbaikars.
Due to IMD’s warning Mumbai state Govt. has declared a holiday in schools and colleges of Mumbai and the districts of Thane, Palghar, MMR and Raigad. The govt. employees of Mumbai have also been given a respite as they have been allowed to report late to work. And, the government has asked people to go out of their residences only if it’s necessary.
On Sunday, many passengers were stranded for hours at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus as Central railway canceled 12 trains and 6 trains stopped midway to the destinations as the tracks got covered by rainwater. The Central Railway is trying their best to keep up with this situation and keep the daily lives of the people going.
Reacting to this situation of the state, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that actions will be taken to better the situation. Govt. has already built five pumping stations and three more pumping stations are also being built. He didn’t deny the fact that the city is logged by water, and he assured that after all the pumping stations are completely built, they will be able to push the water out.
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