In light of the heavy rainfall forecast, both government and private schools in Mumbai will remain closed on July 20. The announcement was made today to ensure the safety of students and staff. The Bombay Municipal Corporation has also taken precautionary measures by inspecting manholes to safeguard the public. Reports suggest that there have been incidents of net theft from manholes, prompting the need for increased vigilance.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an ‘orange’ alert for parts of Mumbai and its suburbs for Wednesday. These areas are expected to experience moderate to heavy rainfall, with some regions likely to encounter heavy to very heavy downpours. Moreover, a ‘red’ alert has been issued for Raigad and Palghar districts, indicating a possibility of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in those regions on Thursday. Additionally, the IMD has issued an ‘orange’ alert for Thane, Ratnagiri, and Pune.
In response to the weather situation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the control room of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today to assess the rain-related conditions in the city and its suburbs. This proactive approach aims to tackle any potential challenges arising from the heavy rains and ensure the safety and well-being of the residents.