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IMD Issues Yellow Alert In Mumbai Amid Heavy Downpour, Schools To Remain Close In Palghar And Thane

Mumbai is under a “yellow” signal from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which foresees heavy rain on Friday in certain remote areas. Due to the warning for heavy rainfall, all primary, intermediate, and upper secondary schools in Palghar and Thane, Maharashtra, would be closed on Friday.

Mumbai is under’red’ warning from the IMD until Friday at 8:30 am.

According to the IMD’s warning, Mumbai city and surrounding areas are likely to see very heavy rain.

One of the seven lakes that provide water to Mumbai residents, Modak Sagar, began to overflow on Thursday at 10:52 p.m. Following Tulsi Lake, Vehar Lake, and Tansa Lake, this was the fourth fresh water supplying lake to overflow.

According to officials, the Tansa dam began to overflow as a result of the catchment area’s constant rains, and 15 of its gates were opened, releasing 1,65,000 cusecs of water. Dhamani Dam was releasing 8,400 cusecs of water while Kawadas Dam was releasing 21,100 cusecs of water into the neighboring Palghar district.

The administrations of Thane and Palghar announced a holiday for Friday for junior colleges and schools due to the expected heavy rain in the area.

On Thursday, parts of Thane district in Maharashtra were battered by heavy rain. As a result of water-logging, which also hampered traffic flow on two major roads, many families were forced to leave many residential areas for safety.

Numerous low-lying regions in the Thane district’s Bhiwandi and Mira Bhayandar, as well as the Palghar district’s Vasai and Virar, were submerged as a result of the nonstop rain, according to officials.

Heavy rain on Thursday also affected Mumbai, causing waterlogging in several places, gridlock on many arterial routes, and delays in both Western and Central Railways’ suburban train services.

At 3:30 p.m., according to civic officials, water was nearly half a foot deep in most of Matunga, DN Nagar, Byculla, Trombay, Azad Maidan, Kandivali, Kalbadevi, Oshiwara, Dahisar, and Magathane.

Rain caused a 10-15 minute delay in Western Railway suburban train services throughout the day, with waterlogging at the southern Marine Lines and Borivali stations and north of the network, respectively.

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