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Maharashtra prepared to tackle monsoon woes

Govt has already held talks with the Army, Navy and Air Force to draw up plans for relief operations if Mumbai gets waterlogged again.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 16:27 IST

Maharashtra is fully prepared to deal with any contingency arising out of excessive rains in Mumbai and the authorities are making coordinated efforts to tackle unprecedented rainfall if any, a top official said on Monday.

"We are making coordinated efforts... The government, administration, police, railways and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are working together to deal with the contingency," Maharashtra Relief Commissioner Krishna Vatsa told reporters.

He said the state administration has already held talks with the Army, Navy and the Air Force to draw up plans for relief operations if the city gets waterlogged again.

Vasta said the state government is prepared to deal with any situation and the BMC has been preparing plans to tackle the unprecedented rainfall for the last 8-9 months.

The Relief Commissioner said Mumbai was flooded last year as the city witnessed unprecedented rainfall of over 1,000 mm within nine hours.

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 16:20 IST