Heavy rain in Maharashtra’s Thane, Palghar; Village in distress, train services “suspended”

Due to heavy rains, many places got waterlogged and boulders fell.

Mumbai:

Maharashtra’s Thane and Palghar districts adjoining Mumbai received heavy rains overnight and Thursday morning, causing floods and boulders at various places, disrupting train services and flooding some villages, officials said.

He said teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into service to rescue hundreds of stranded people.

Rail tracks were “submerged to platform level” at Umbermali station near Kasara and there were boulder accidents in the ghat section.

“Train services have been suspended,” district officials said. He said that the work of removing the stones is going on.

Tehsildar (Revenue Officer) Neelima Suryavanshi said that a bridge in Sapgaon of Sahapur taluka of Thane has suffered a lot due to heavy rains.

A message from the district headquarters said that the Modak Sagar Dam in Sahapur started overflowing at 3.24 am on Thursday and its two gates were opened to release the water.

Suryavanshi said that some villages in Sahapur taluka have been submerged in the floods. Local authorities with the help of NDRF rescued hundreds of people from those places.

He said that in Bhatsai village, which is situated on a hill, the stranded people could not come out and were shifted to a school in the area.

The floodwaters entered a residential complex at Vasind near Sahapur and its residents were shifted to the Zilla Parishad school with the help of the NDRF, the official said.

He said that some stranded people in Cherpoli were rescued with the help of boats.

Tehsildar Adik Patil said that many people trapped in waterlogged areas of Padgha, Kavad, Ganesh Nagar and Khairpara in Bhiwandi taluka of Thane were rescued with the help of NDRF and Thane Disaster Response Force teams.

Another official said several people were also rescued from flood-hit areas on the banks of the Kamwari river in Bhiwandi.
Officials said 10 people and 70 animals were rescued from an ashram in Badlapur Vangani.

In addition, people stranded in some submerged areas of Thane’s Kasara and Titwala were also shifted to Zilla Parishad schools.
Thane’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said he received 34 calls about trees falling in the city, but no one was injured in the incidents.

Four trees fell in Datta Wadi area of ​​Mumbra, following which local firefighters reached the spot.

The residents of six houses there have been shifted as a precautionary measure, the official said.

Kadam said water entered some houses in Ganesh Nagar early in the morning and later the disaster response team rescued around 40 people from there.

Palghar Collector Dr Manik Gursal said in a message that the Nashik-Jawahar road was closed after the landslide and operations are likely to resume there by Thursday evening, and urged people to use the Trambak-Devgaon-Khodala road. asked for.

There was flooding at many places in Vasai, Virar and other places of Palghar, but no casualty was reported so far, officials said.

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