Maharashtra Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis today visited the Disaster Management Control Room (SDMC) and reviewed the situation caused by heavy rains that crippled normal transport and waste services in metropolitan areas.
While Bombay drove under heavy rain and rain predicted by IMD, the Maharashtra government has allowed its employees in Mantralaya (secretariat) and other ministries to leave early.
He also called on private companies to do the same. “I led a review meeting of disaster management unit officials to determine the situation that emerged from heavy rains in Mumbai,” Fadnavis said.
“I spoke with officials of the BMC and the civic corps has received several complaints about the fall of trees and some related to congestion,” he said, adding that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reviews these complaints.
The Chief Minister said that he spoke with the Police Commissioner in Mumbai and was informed that the traffic was diverted to 25 places due to the flood.
“We have advised (private) offices to allow their employees to go home early today. We have issued similar orders for government employees,” Fadnavis said.
He said that Mumbai was under CCTV surveillance, vehicle movements can be controlled from the traffic control room and the police commissary’s office.
Normal life has been paralyzed and road, rail and air services have been severely affected by heavy rains in the metropolis and neighboring areas since last night.