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Due to downpour, many areas of Thane blocked

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
By Narendra Gupta. Photograph by Santosh Gupta

Heavy rains also lashed Thane areas on Monday, throwing life out of gear for Thanekars who are witnessing continuous downpour since three days.

This has caused water-logging and traffic jams at several places, making it difficult for people to come out of their houses.

The Thane city has recorded 83.80 mm of rain. The highest rainfall  in Bhiwandi-125 mm while in Kalyan- 76 mm, Ulhasnagar- 83 mm, Murbad- 22 and Shahpur- 20 mm was recorded.

A flood-like situation has occurred in Thane areas- Gangubai chawl, Asha Bhawan Society, Vaibhav Society, Ghantali Society, Vijay Garden, Lodha Garden, Vandana bus stop, anti-corruption office, Murgan temple and other areas in Thane.

On Ghodbunder Road, vehicular traffic on the roads was also redirected. Several schools declared a holiday by Education department.

There was water-logging for the second day in several low-lying areas in Bhiwandi like Shivaji Chawk, Nadinaka, Teenbatti, Aampada, Khadipar, Devnagari.

On Sunday, the India Meteorological Department had warned of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Mumbai. IMD had predicted rainfall in Mumbai, Raigad, Thane, Palghar and other regions yesterday.

Santosh Kadam, officer from Regional Disaster Management Cell, said,"We received six calls of collapsed walls of compounds of a company and a nullah while 41 areas of Thane belt are waterlogged."

Namdev Chaudhary, fire officer from Kalyan fire station,said, "We received  four calls of trees falling while one wall collapsed in Patharli pool. No casualties and injuries were reported".

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