Mumbai Rain LIVE Updates: The downpour in parts of Maharashtra is expected to persist on Friday, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ for the districts of Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Palghar, anticipating heavy to very heavy rainfall. Additionally, an ‘orange alert’ has been issued for Mumbai and Ratnagiri districts. Due to the severity of the situation, authorities have declared a holiday for schools in Palghar and Thane on both Friday and Saturday.
Mumbai has been experiencing continuous heavy rainfall for several days, with the intensity escalating over the past 2-3 days. This prolonged spell of rain resulted in a devastating landslide at a tribal hamlet in Raigad district, claiming at least 16 lives. Fortunately, 98 people have been rescued so far. This incident marks the largest landslide in Maharashtra since the one that occurred on July 30, 2014, at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde personally visited the site and met with the rescue teams involved in the operations. He announced compensation of ₹5 lakh each for the families of the deceased, and the government will also cover the medical expenses for the injured.
Meanwhile, the heavy rainfall in Mumbai has led to the cancellation of over 100 local trains and caused extensive traffic jams across the city, further adding to the challenges faced by the residents.