Rains in Thane bring traffic jams, waterlogging, tree falls
According to RDMC, the city recorded 29.00mm rainfall while the total rainfall received till now is 182.50 mmmumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2018 01:11 IST
With the onset of monsoon, the city saw heavy rainfall on Saturday. This led to traffic jams, tree falls and waterlogging in parts of the city.
According to the information provided by the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC), the city recorded 29.00mm rainfall while the total rainfall received till now is 182.50 mm.
“Last year, the city received 58.50 mm rainfall in the same period. This year, the rainfall recorded is three times more,” said Santosh Kadam, in charge of RDMC, Thane.
Around 40 tree falls were reported from Balkum, Ghodbunder, Naupada, Teen Haat Naka, Kopri and Gokhale Road among other places. No one was injured.
Areas such as Naupada, Panchpakhadi, Gaondevi, Balkum and Vandana Cinema near ST depot and near Thane station were waterlogged, said the TMC official.
Rain slowed down traffic at Ghodbunder, Kapurbawdi, Teen Haat Naka, Tatvadnyan Signal and Kopri bridge.
Prabhakar Nikam, 44, a resident of Balkum, who was driving home in the evening, said: “The distance between Kopri bridge to Thane hardly takes five minutes, but it took around 20 minutes for me to reach the station area,” said Nikam.
Kalyan received 43 mm of rainfall on Saturday morning. The early morning showers disrupted traffic on Rajiv Gandhi flyover between Bhiwandi and Wada stretch.
Waterlogging between Nadinaka and Shelar road in Bhiwandi resulted in at least traffic jam on 4-km stretch.
Traffic was disrupted at Kalyan’s Shivaji Chowk, Rambaug, Khadakpada, Kalyan station road and Patripool.
Since June 1, the Kalyan and Dombivli received 101mm of rainfall. Last year, the city received 11mm of rainfall between June 1 to 9.
An autorickshaw driver was electrocuted in Bhiwandi on Saturday.
Akbarali Ansari, 33, was taking out his autorickshaw to park it in another place when his hand touched the electricity pole which was connected to a live wire.
“Ansari was electrocuted. He was taken to nearby hospital but was declared dead,” said the police.
An accidental death report has been lodged with the Bhiwandi city police station.
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The city received an average of 153.85mm rain between 1.30am and 6.30pm.
The city recorded 32 tree fall incidents since Friday night. Some vehicles and small houses were damaged.
With 18 tree falling cases, the Vashi node has lost highest number of trees. It is followed by Airoli (7), Nerul (4) and Belapur (3). Residential areas in the satellite city were flooded during heavy rainfall on Saturday morning.
Four spots at Turbhe were submerged in rainwater.