Photo: Red Alert sounded in Maharashtra due to incessant monsoon

Maharashtra has recorded ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall over the past 48 hours. In just the first two months and four days this monsoon, Mumbai has already received its entire seasonal average rainfall. The India Meteorological Department said more heavy rainfall is expected in the metropolis during the next 24 hours, prompting residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

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Maharashtra has recorded ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall over the past 48 hours. In just the first two months and four days this monsoon, Mumbai has received its entire seasonal average rainfall. The India Meteorological Department has said heavy rainfall is expected in the metropolis during the next 24 hours, prompting authorities to declare a holiday in schools and colleges. It also issued ‘red alert’ for six districts. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

Maharashtra has recorded ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall over the past 48 hours. In just the first two months and four days this monsoon, Mumbai has received its entire seasonal average rainfall. The India Meteorological Department has said heavy rainfall is expected in the metropolis during the next 24 hours, prompting authorities to declare a holiday in schools and colleges. It also issued ‘red alert’ for six districts. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

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Between August 4- 5, the Central Railway (CR) cancelled 18 outstation trains, the Western Railway (WR) cancelled 14 outstation trains and diverted seven of them. Around 7,000 passengers in 12 outstation trains were stranded at different locations on the Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Goa railway route. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

Between August 4- 5, the Central Railway (CR) cancelled 18 outstation trains, the Western Railway (WR) cancelled 14 outstation trains and diverted seven of them. Around 7,000 passengers in 12 outstation trains were stranded at different locations on the Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Goa railway route. (Kunal Patil / HT Photo)

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On July 27, the Mahalaxmi Express was stranded in a flooded area between Badlapur and Vangani following heavy monsoon rains, some 70 kms from Mumbai. About 700 people were stuck aboard the train. (Indian Navy / AFP)

On July 27, the Mahalaxmi Express was stranded in a flooded area between Badlapur and Vangani following heavy monsoon rains, some 70 kms from Mumbai. About 700 people were stuck aboard the train. (Indian Navy / AFP)

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Navy, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Thane Disaster Rescue Force (TDRF) and local residence carried out rescue and relief operation for Mahalaxmi Express passengers. (Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

Navy, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Thane Disaster Rescue Force (TDRF) and local residence carried out rescue and relief operation for Mahalaxmi Express passengers. (Rishikesh Choudhary / HT Photo)

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On August 04, three women drowned and one was feared dead in a stream near Pandavkada waterfalls in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The police carried out search operation for the 4th girl at Kharghar Hills in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

On August 04, three women drowned and one was feared dead in a stream near Pandavkada waterfalls in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The police carried out search operation for the 4th girl at Kharghar Hills in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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Men ride a boat along with a rescued dog at Versova beach in Mumbai. On August 04 alone, in a 15-hour operation, the Indian Army and the Thane Municipal Corporation personnel rescued more than 8,500 people stranded in flooded Diva – around 50km north-east of Mumbai. The flood was caused after authorities decided to release water from the overflowing Barvi dam. (Shashi S Kashyap / HT Photo)

Men ride a boat along with a rescued dog at Versova beach in Mumbai. On August 04 alone, in a 15-hour operation, the Indian Army and the Thane Municipal Corporation personnel rescued more than 8,500 people stranded in flooded Diva – around 50km north-east of Mumbai. The flood was caused after authorities decided to release water from the overflowing Barvi dam. (Shashi S Kashyap / HT Photo)

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Khadakwasla dam after releasing around 30000 cusecs of water in Pune. Excess water released from dams was found to be the prime reason for flooding in districts such as Ratnagiri, Nashik and Sangli. Savitri and Gandhari rivers were flowing above the danger mark leading to flooding in many areas in the district such as ST Depot, Bazarpeth, Koliwada and Mohalla. (Sanket Wankhade / HT Photo)

Khadakwasla dam after releasing around 30000 cusecs of water in Pune. Excess water released from dams was found to be the prime reason for flooding in districts such as Ratnagiri, Nashik and Sangli. Savitri and Gandhari rivers were flowing above the danger mark leading to flooding in many areas in the district such as ST Depot, Bazarpeth, Koliwada and Mohalla. (Sanket Wankhade / HT Photo)

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The IMD has issued a ‘red alert’ for Pune as well after incessant rainfall brought the city to its knees. Heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of dams surrounding the city -Khadakwasla, Pavana and Mulshi led to release of water into the Mula, Mutha and Pavana rivers causing a flood-like situation in some areas of city. (HT Photo)

The IMD has issued a ‘red alert’ for Pune as well after incessant rainfall brought the city to its knees. Heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of dams surrounding the city -Khadakwasla, Pavana and Mulshi led to release of water into the Mula, Mutha and Pavana rivers causing a flood-like situation in some areas of city. (HT Photo)

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Water logging in Shantinagar, Vishrantwadi in Pune after 45500 cusecs water released into Mutha river from Khadakwasla dam and 18000 cusecs released into Mula river from Pawna dam. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

Water logging in Shantinagar, Vishrantwadi in Pune after 45500 cusecs water released into Mutha river from Khadakwasla dam and 18000 cusecs released into Mula river from Pawna dam. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

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Pune Municipal Corporation volunteers rescue residents from the flooded area of Vishranwadi near Pune. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts, while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen drain in Dharavi, central Mumbai. Officials have asked the residents to stay at home for the next two days, unless absolutely necessary. (PTI)

Pune Municipal Corporation volunteers rescue residents from the flooded area of Vishranwadi near Pune. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts, while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen drain in Dharavi, central Mumbai. Officials have asked the residents to stay at home for the next two days, unless absolutely necessary. (PTI)

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