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Rs 5 crore reward for cops who worked during August 29 deluge in Mumbai

Heavy rain brought Mumbai to a virtual standstill on August 29, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors. Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city.

mumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2017 20:30 IST
People wade along a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017. Heavy rain brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a virtual standstill on August 29, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors. Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city of nearly 20 million people. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
People wade along a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017. Heavy rain brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a virtual standstill on August 29, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors. Dozens of flights and local train services were cancelled as rains lashed the coastal city of nearly 20 million people. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE(AFP File Photo)

As a mark of appreciation, the Maharashtra government has decided to give Rs 5 crore reward to police personnel who worked untiringly during the deluge of August 29 to ensure safety of citizens and for the good work done in the last few months.

The government has also lauded the work done by the police for maintaining communal harmony during the recently concluded Ganeshotsav (August 25 to September 5) and Bakri Id (September 2) festivals.

The home department has issued a government resolution in this regard today, a senior police official said.

The reward amount will be distributed amongst the personnel belonging to the ranks of police constables and assistant police sub inspectors, he said.

While giving the reward to these police personnel, the work performed by them between the period of August 25 to September 5 will be taken into consideration, he added.

In the last week of August, flood like situation occurred due to the torrential rains in the city and suburbs. Several people were stuck on the roads due to water logging in many places.

Mumbai Police, who were on the road during the rains helped people reach their destinations safely.

It was due to the untiring work by police that hundreds of lives were saved in time, the official said.

During the period of Ganesh festival (August 25 to September 5) and Bakri Id (September 2) the police personnel also worked hard to ensure peace and communal harmony, he said.

The reward of Rs 5 crore announced by the home department is in recognition of the good work done by the police personnel in the last few months, the official said.

The amount will be handed over to the office of the Director General of Police and the DGP will distribute it to the concerned unit commanders, he said. PTI DC RMT JMF