Heavy downpour, 331.08 mm recorded to be the highest continued to batter Mumbai, the financial capital of the country. Caved roads, uprooted trees and commuters struggling to pass the flooded roads are the sights across Mumbai while rail and bus services across the city were severely affected.
With India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting heavy rainfall for the next 4-5 days, the Maharashtra government swung into action and deployed 16 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in various parts of the state.
Taking to his official social media channels, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray urged the citizens to stay indoors and venture out only for essential work.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has asked @mybmc to stay on high alert as heavy rains continue in Mumbai for the 2nd consecutive day. Since @Indiametdept predicts heavy rains will continue till tomorrow, CM has appealed to the citizens to stay home and venture out only if essential
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) August 5, 2020
Meanwhile, Maharastra state government has instructed the authorities to provide relief of Rs 10,000 to the families which are affected due to rain. Rs 5 lakh compensation is also announced for the families whose entire house is damaged due to rain. One person has been killed so far as very heavy rainfall battered Mumbai city.