Maharashtra rains: Vehicles stuck for hours on Bhiwandi-Thane stretch
The Kalyan Dombivli cities received 114 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours leading to traffic congestion and waterlogging in several parts
A heavy traffic bottleneck was reported at the Mankoli naka in Bhiwandi, one of the vital links that connects Thane, Bhiwnadi, Kalyan – Nashik highway, due to heavy downpour on Tuesday afternoon.
“The traffic jam is all over the flyover as well as the road below and the vehicles are moving very slow. I left Kalyan around 11.30am to reach Thane for work. However, even around 1pm I was stuck at the naka due to the traffic jam,” said Rahul Pingle, 37, a motorist.
“The traffic is affected on the stretch due to heavy downpour. The vehicles are moving but slowly. Our team is deployed across the road to look after the traffic situation,” said Datta Kamble, deputy commissioner of Thane traffic police.
In the last 24 hours, the Kalyan Dombivli cities received 114 mm of rainfall leading to waterlogging in several parts and traffic congestion.
Rainwater has entered nearly 400 houses in Kalyan (East) Malang gad area and Adivli Dhokali in Kalyan (West) and Nandivli area in Dombivli since Monday. Heavy waterlogging was reported on the Kalyan- Ambernarth- Badlapur highway road leading to disruption in traffic flow.
“The water level in the river has not reached the threat level till now. The flood sensors installed in different parts of the city will send alerts. However, we have asked the disaster management team to take necessary measures in case of waterlogging in houses,” said Sunil Pawar, additional commissioner, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).
Similarly, in Bhiwandi with 115 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours waterlogging was reported at Nizampura, Kaneri, Narpoli, Padmanagar, Teenbatti and several other parts of the city. Water logging was also reported on the Kalyan- Bhiwandi-Thane Road leading to traffic congestion since Tuesday morning.
On Monday evening, 17 families were vacated and shifted to a school in Mumbra after a compound wall of Bhagat chawl situated in Mumbra west collapsed due to heavy rain. The houses are situated in a hilly region.
Boycott Amazon started trending on Twitter as Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Friday claimed that the e-commerce giant was selling 'obscene' paintings of Radha-Krishna. A memorandum was submitted to Bengaluru's Subramanya Nagar police staton requesting action against the e-commerce giant, the organisation said. The painting was also available on the website of Exotic India, the organisation claimed, under the Janmashtami sale. Janmashtami was observed on August 18 and 19.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday ordered a thorough probe into death threat calls to the Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, Siddaramaiah. Amid the row over his remarks on Veer Savarkar, Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah claimed that he received death threat calls. Earlier on Friday, Karnataka Congress staged a protest to condemn the egg attack against Siddaramaiah in Kodagu district during his visit.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday suggested taking the help of universities having expertise in urban planning for the implementation of the environment-friendly Smart Integrated Township project in the state. Reviewing the progress of Integrated Township schemes here on Friday, the Bommai said Singapore University and other varsities are having special expertise in urban planning and assistance from those varsities could be taken. There must be provision to start industries near them.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed that Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Banur, be allowed to make admissions in Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) course for the academic session 2022-2023. The high court bench of Justice Sudhir Mittal acted on the plea from the college which had challenged the central government's decision of denying permission for course renewal.
From curating an artificial beach to developing new urban estates, Bathinda, the largest city in southern Punjab, is all set for an organised urban development push. Bathinda is one of the underdeveloped districts of Punjab even as it remained a politically significant region. But now, according to official sources, the Aam Aadmi Party government has given in-principle approval for various projects and the chief minister office is personally overseeing the development proposals for Bathinda.