Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday expressed grief over the lack of lives in home collapses triggered by landslides following heavy in a single day rains in Mumbai and introduced an quantity of Rs 5 lakh for the household of every of the victims.
Twenty-five folks died in home collapse incidents after heavy showers, which precipitated extreme water-logging and disruption of suburban practice providers and vehicular site visitors within the metropolis on Sunday, officers mentioned.
Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Mumbai civic commissioner I S Chahal and took inventory of the rescue and aid operations.
He directed the authorities to make sure coordination among the many Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF), municipal employees, fireplace brigade, and police for rescue operations.
An announcement issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) mentioned the household of every of the victims will get an assist of Rs 5 lakh and the injured will likely be handled freed from price.
Uddhav Thackeray was in fixed contact with the civic catastrophe management room since heavy rains began pounding town on Saturday night time.
The assertion mentioned Uddhav Thackeray has requested the authorities to be alert and preserve a watch because the climate forecast has predicted heavy rains on Sunday additionally.
The Chief Minister mentioned these residing on the Mithi river financial institution and different locations near the shore must be evacuated early.
Uddhav Thackeray additionally requested authorities to make sure medical services in jumbo COVID-19 centres should not affected due to the heavy rains.
“Steps should be taken to drain out rain water from low-lying areas. Roads should be cleared for vehicular traffic movement. Steps should be taken to restore the suburban railway service at the earliest,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya visited the Bharatnagar locality in Mahul space of Mumbai the place 17 folks died after a compound wall collapsed following a landslide within the early hours of Sunday.
“People are scared. So far, 17 deaths and 23 injuries are reported. Mafia contractors of the municipal corporation and slum mafia are playing with the lives of the poor people,” he alleged.
That is very unhappy, the BJP chief added.