Heavy rains lashed Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar districts adjoining Mumbai throughout the evening and on Thursday morning, which brought about inundation and boulder crashes at varied locations, disrupted prepare providers and marooned some villages, officers stated.
Groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) have been roped in to rescue tons of of stranded individuals, they stated.
Rail tracks at Umbermali station close to Kasara have been “submerged as much as the platform degree” and there have been boulder crashes within the Ghat part.
“Practice providers have been suspended,” district authorities stated, including that work to take away the boulders was underway.
A bridge at Sapgaon in Sahapur taluka of Thane suffered intensive injury as a result of heavy downpour, tehsildar (income officer) Nilima Suryavanshi stated, including that nobody was injured and site visitors motion on the bridge was suspended.
The Modak Sagar dam in Sahapur began overflowing at 3.24 am on Thursday and two of its gates have been opened to launch the water, a message from the district headquarters stated.
Some villages within the Sahapur taluka have been marooned, Suryavanshi stated, including that native authorities with the assistance of the NDRF rescued tons of of individuals from these locations.
In Bhatsai village, which is situated on a hillock, stranded individuals couldn’t come out and have been shifted to a faculty within the locality, she stated.
In Vashind close to Sahapur, flood waters entered a housing advanced and its residents have been shifted to a zilla parishad college with the assistance of the NDRF, the official stated.
In Cherpoli, some stranded individuals have been rescued with the assistance of boats, she stated.
In Bhiwandi taluka of Thane, quite a lot of individuals stranded within the water-logged areas of Padgha, Kawad, Ganesh Nagar and Khairpada have been rescued with the assistance of the NDRF and the Thane Catastrophe Response Drive groups, tehsildar Adik Patil stated.
Quite a lot of individuals have been additionally rescued from flooded localities close to the banks of the Kamwari river in Bhiwandi, one other official stated.
In Badlapur Wangni, 10 individuals and 70 animals have been rescued from an ashram, officers stated.
Moreover, individuals stranded in some inundated areas of Kasara and Titwala in Thane have been additionally shifted to zilla parishad faculties, they stated.
Thane”s regional catastrophe administration cell chief Santosh Kadam stated they obtained 34 calls of tree falls within the metropolis, however nobody was injured within the incidents.
4 timber fell in Datta Wadi space of Mumbra, following which native firemen rushed to the spot.
As a precautionary measure, residents of six homes there have been shifted, the official stated.
Water entered some homes at Ganesh Nagar within the early morning hours and round 40 individuals have been later rescued from there by the catastrophe response groups, Kadam stated.
The Nashik-Jawhar route was closed following a landslide and operations there are prone to resume by Thursday night, Palghar Collector Dr Manik Gursal stated in a message, and requested individuals to make use of the Trambak-Deogaon-Khodala route.
Numerous locations witnessed flooding in Vasai, Virar and different areas in Palghar, however no lack of life was reported to this point, officers stated.