Mumbai Rains Live Updates: Schools and institutions in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai are closed today due to heavy rainfall that have hit areas of Maharashtra
Mumbai Live updates for the IMD weather forecast: Due to the IMD's "red" signal, all schools and colleges in Mumbai's city and suburbs, Thane, and Navi Mumbai are closed today. The order was issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) yesterday as the city had the wettest July since 1991, reaching 1,500 mm.
According to the Maharashtra highway traffic police, the Mumbai-bound lane of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway would be shut down for two hours between noon and two o'clock today. The closure has been mandated in order to clean the debris left behind by the late-Sunday landslip on the motorway. Authorities added that traffic from Pune to Mumbai can use the old Pune-Mumbai motorway.
Two lakes in the city, Vehar and Tansa, burst early on Wednesday after being filled to capacity due to the continued heavy rain in Mumbai. Even though three of the seven lakes that provide water to Mumbai have currently overflowed, the BMC stated that the 10% water cut implemented on July 1 will remain in effect "until the overall stock in all the seven lakes touches the 70% mark."
Despite heavy rains, Mumbai local trains remain on schedule
Despite heavy rain falling in some areas of Mumbai, all Western, Central, and Harbour lines local trains have been operating properly thus far. There has not yet been a significant interruption reported.
Mumbai experiences heavy to very heavy downpour, with over 200 mm of rain falling there in the previous day.
Around 200 mm of rain fell in Mumbai during the course of the previous 24 hours in heavy to extremely heavy rains. IMD Mumbai reports that between Wednesday and Thursday until 8.30 am, the Santacruze weather station recorded 145 mm of rainfall while the coastal Colaba observatory recorded 223 mm.
Mumbai experienced unusually severe rainfall in a few areas. Ram Mandir recorded 161 mm of rain, while CSMT measured 153 mm. Rainfall totals at Byculla, Sion, and Bandra were 119 mm, 112 mm, and 106 mm, respectively.
Maharashtra will amend IPC Section 353 for attacks on public officials due to "misuse by cops"
The Maharashtra government intends to soften the strict revisions made to Section 353 of the Indian Criminal Code (attack or criminal force to prevent a public official from performing his duties) within three months, citing "misuse" of the provision by police against politicians.
Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister who also holds the home portfolio, stated in a statement to the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday that despite his amendment of Section 353 of the IPC in 2017 in response to frequent attacks on police officers, it has come to light that the section is now being increasingly "misused" by police against politicians.
Farmers' struggles will be lessened through Kisan Samruddhi Kendras, said the state BJP leader
1.25 million PM According to state BJP president Chandrashekhar Bawankule, the Kisan Samruddhi Kendras that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate to the nation during his visit to Sikar in Rajasthan on Thursday will be crucial in the marketing of fertilisers, soil testing, and examining seed quality.
According to Bawankule, the PM Kisan Samruddhi Kendras will serve as a one-stop shop where farmers can purchase all the supplies they need for farming.