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Mumbai Rains: For rain-hit Mumbaikars, efforts of cops saved day


Photo by BL SONI

Mumbai: The Commissioner of Mumbai Police can sit satisfied after seeing the exemplary performance of his force during the torrential rains that lashed the city on Tuesday. For once Mumbaikars seemed unanimous for the coordinated efforts of the police force for streaming complaints, calls for help and tweets of being stuck with the police connecting them to their force deployed on the roads. Over 120 police personnel were monitoring the control room and the Twitter handle.

Below are some notable tweets.


Proud to lead a force of dedicated officers & men, who delivered to the best of their abilities & lend Mumbaikars an assuring hand

It was a minute by minute run down for the police personnel who worked round the clock. With every call for help they connected the details of the person stuck or who needed help. In many cases the social media team asked the person to send their contact details on direct mail. These calls for help were directed to the control room. In case they needed help of the fire brigade, BMC and other agencies, they provided the numbers.

@MumbaiPolice The Mumbai police Together, we can overcome any ordeal. Thank you all for showing what humanity is in the face of adversity! #SaluteMumbai #MumbaiRains. “We got 73,004 likes and we replied to 6,007 citizens who sent us requests. We could successfully connect people who were stranded in the city,” said Rashmi Karandikar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) and spokesperson.