Maharashtra Floods LIVE: As many as 129 folks have died in rain-related incidents, together with a number of landslides, in Maharashtra over the past two days, whereas 84,452 folks beneath the Pune division have been shifted to safer locations on Friday as heavy showers continued to wreak havoc within the state. The Military has launched `Operation Varsha 21′ for flood aid and rescue work within the state and has deployed a complete of 15 aid and rescue groups comprising troops from the Aundh Army Station and Bombay Engineer Group primarily based at Pune in affected areas.
In the meantime, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) had issued a contemporary ‘pink alert’ for Satara, forecasting “extraordinarily heavy rainfall” within the subsequent 24 hours within the hilly `ghat’ areas of this Western Maharashtra district the place some 30 individuals are lacking after landslides. The Met division additionally issued an `orange alert’ for Pune and Kolhapur districts. The area is being battered by incessant rains for the final two days. Extraordinarily heavy rainfall was prone to happen at remoted locations within the ghat sections of the Satara district, the IMD stated.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday introduced ex-gratia of 5 lakh every for the kin of those that misplaced their lives within the landslides. Additionally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the following of kin of those that died in Raigad as a result of landslides. Rs 50,000 could be given to the injured, the PMO stated in a tweet.
Maharashtra Rains and Floods LIVE Updates:
7:50 am | Rain scenario will persist in Maharashtra until July 26: IMD
Maharashtra districts will proceed to obtain rainfall because the offshore trough on the imply sea stage working from Maharashtra coast to North Kerala coast will solely weaken from July 26, IMD stated.
7:30 am | NDRF personnel distribute meals as a part of aid operation within the aftermath of heavy rains in Kolhapur
7:17 am | Military deploys 15 rescue groups for flood aid in Maharashtra
The Military beneath ‘Operation Varsha’ has mobilised colums in motion for flood aid within the state. A complete of 15 aid and rescue groups comprising troops from Aundh Army Station and Bombay Engineer Group primarily based at Pune have been deployed in a single day in affected areas of Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Sangli districts of the state.
7:00 am | Prepare providers on Konkan Railway route now restored
“Following yesterday’s suspension of providers as a result of incessant rains, practice providers have now been restored on the Konkan Railway route,” stated Konkan Railway.
6:46 am | NDRF, Mundali (Odisha) assisted in finishing up aid work to affected districts of Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka | VIDEO
6:16 am | Raigad landslides: Round 80-85 persons are lacking, many are nonetheless trapped beneath particles