INDIA. Mumbai: Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in several regions of Maharashtra, causing rivers to overflow, dams to breach, and leaving many people displaced. IMD has issued an orange alert for Thursday, indicating the likelihood of continued heavy rainfall.
As a precautionary measure, the Maharashtra Government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Mumbai city, Mumbai Suburbs, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg districts on Thursday.
Additionally, the Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has postponed the supplementary exams of SSC and HSC, originally scheduled for Thursday, to August 2 and August 11.
The situation remains critical in various areas
Raigad: Rivers such as Savitri, Amba, Kundalika, and Patalganga have overflowed, causing disruption in Panvel, Chirnet, Mahad, and Uran, where hundreds of people were evacuated due to the submergence of nearly 150 houses.
Thane: The Kalu River overflowed in Kalyan, leading to the suspension of water supply to the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation area. The water purification plant at Mohili was affected, affecting the supply of nearly 100 MLD of water to various locations.
Pune: The Kalmodi Dam was overflowing, leading to the opening of some of its floodgates. Heavy flooding on the Badlapur-Ambernath segment resulted in the cancellation of several train services, including the Pune-Mumbai Deccan Queen, Sinhgad Express, and Indrayani Express.
Kolhapur: Panchganga and Kasari rivers were overflowing, causing disruption in the region.
Sangali: The Kokrud Barrage was submerged due to heavy rains over the past two days, and water levels in the Warna and Koyna dams have risen significantly.
Jalgaon: Hatnur and More Dams in Jalgaon experienced a substantial increase in water levels.
The state government has advised district collectors to make appropriate decisions regarding the closure of educational institutions and other establishments, depending on the situation in their respective districts.
The incessant rains have put a strain on emergency services, and authorities are working tirelessly to address the situation and ensure the safety and well-being of affected residents.