Maharashtra: Heavy rain in Thane, neighbouring areas; vehicles damaged in tree fall

27 September,2023 09:54 PM IST |  Thane  |  mid-day online correspondent

Maharashtra`s Thane on Wednesday witnessed heavy rains. At least seven two-wheelers and a tanker were damaged after a tree fall incident amid heavy rains on Wednesday evening


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Maharashtra's Thane on Wednesday witnessed heavy rains. At least seven two-wheelers and a tanker parked on the premises of a business complex were damaged after a huge tree fell on them in Thane city of Maharashtra amid rains on Wednesday evening, officials said, according to the PTI.

No one was injured in the incident which occurred in Wagle Estate area, said a senior official of the civic disaster management cell.

The official said 7 two-wheelers, an auto rickshaw, and a tanker were damaged after the tree fell on them.

The uprooted tree has been removed by the civic personnel, he added.

In Kalyan township, many areas were inundated due to heavy rain accompanied by thunder.

The Thane Municipal Corporation reported 24.64 mm of rainfall fall in two hours between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. A rainfall of 16.51 mm was recorded between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

Thane received a total rainfall of 3251.99 mm between June 1 and September 27. The city had received 2795.62 mm of rainfall during the same period last year, according to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

Mumbai on Wednesday witnessed rains on Wednesday evening.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted predicted 'moderate spells of rain' in Mumbai and its suburbs. For Wednesday, the IMD has issued a 'yellow' alert for Mumbai, predicting moderate rainfall and thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds.

"Generally cloudy sky with moderate rainfall and thundershowers likely towards evening and night in city and suburbs today," the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, heavy rains lashed Maharashtra's Nashik district on Wednesday, leading to the discharge of water from various dams and subsequent rise of water level in Godavari river, an official said, according to the PTI.

The rains caused inconvenience to officegoers and students going to schools in Nashik city, while fewer people ventured out to visit Ganpati pandals.

Due to heavy showers over the past few days, authorities have been discharging water from dams like Gangapur, Nandur-Madhyameshwar, Kadwa, Palkhed, Karanjwan, Waghad and Darna.

The release of 3,408 cusecs of water from Gangapur dam on Wednesday led to an increase in the water level of Godavari, the official said.

If the rains continue, then the discharge of water will be increased in phases, irrigation department officials said.

(with PTI inputs)

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