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  • IMD predicts monsoon to arrive in Mumbai on June 6

    Mumbai: Keep your fingers crossed: the Indian Meteorology Department is predicting the onset of monsoon in Mumbai on June 6/7. Last year, it had arrived on June 12, two days later than normal. On Monday, the State had a sneak preview of what lies ahead. Pre monsoon showers and gusty winds hit Latur, Konkan and parts of Marathwada. The unexpected rain and thunderstorm damaged the crop and makeshift rooftops were blown away. Trees and mobile towers

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    Mumbai: Activists slam BMC over monsoon preparedness

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars and activists go all guns blazing at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) days before monsoon kicks in. The civic body tries to up the ante every year but in a city that never sleeps, no work is ever enough. Activists feel the corporation fails to instill confidence in public minds each and every year. “Even if they satisfy people mentally, they will adjust to many things. Instead, they continue to

  • Green Indore after Clean Indore: Lakhs of sapling to be planted

    Indore: With the objective of making the city clean and green, a massive sapling plantation drive will be organised before onset of monsoon. Lakhs of saplings will be planted in the season. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the sapling plantation drive on June 4 at 10 am at Khajraana intersection.

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    Kerala likely to get very heavy rains in the next few days

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the South West monsoon set to hit Kerala in a few days, the met department on Friday said the state was likely to receive very heavy rainfall of upto 21 cm in the next three days.

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    Mumbaikars watch out for seven high and neap tide days during monsoon

    Mumbai: This year, Mumbaikars will have to watch out for seven neap tide days apart from the high tide days during the monsoon, to avoid water-logging woes and risk of accidents. There are seven neap tide days — June 7, July 7, August 19 and 20, and September 17, 18 and 19; besides, there are 24 high tide days this monsoon.

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    Mumbai: MMRDA plans to deploy emergency response team at Metro construction sites

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to deploy an Emergency Response Team consisting of 50 labourers and five utility vehicles to combat waterlogging during monsoon at the Metro construction sites. This arrangement is a part of monsoon preparedness plan and is being implemented for Metro corridor 7 connecting Dahisar (east) to Andheri (east) and Metro 2A corridor connecting Dahisar to D N Nagar, which is under construction at present.

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    Mumbai: MMRC to install pumps to control flooding this monsoon

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will be installing 241 pumps where the Metro works are being carried. The pumps will help to avoid flooding and the water can also be stored. The decision was taken in a meeting conducted between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and MMRC on Wednesday.

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    Mumbai: MMRC getting ready for monsoon 

    Mumbai: To ensure uninterrupted traffic movement and smooth functioning of project activities during monsoon, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has implemented a monsoon preparedness and disaster management plan. A detailed advisory was issued in April 2018 itself to the contractors and ensured immediate start of pre-monsoon activities. The pre-monsoon work is in full swing at all project sites and will be completed by June 1.

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    Monsoon strategy! Thane to get its own disaster response team

    Thane: Thane city is all set to pre-plan its strategy for the forth-coming monsoon season. And on that basis it will romp in National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, to tackle monsoon disasters. The disaster management team will have its own Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF).

  • Mumbai: BMC urges 7,500 residents to vacate risky buildings before monsoon

    Mumbai: The BMC has urged around 7,500 residents living in 619 dilapidated buildings across the city to vacate their homes before monsoon strikes. The civic body has identified 619 buildings in C-1 or “dangerous to live” category and issued notices to residents to vacate them. In 2017, the BMC had identified 791 dilapidated structures across the city. Buildings in the C-2 category require major structural repairs while those in the C-3 category

  • Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of schedule

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains are set to arrive in India, with Kerala receiving the first showers on May 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. India is set to get a normal monsoon this year, with average rainfall likely to be 97 percent — essential for the economy.

  • Indore: Dangerous buildings to be pulled down ahead of monsoon

    Indore: Nearly one-and-a-half-months after Hotel MS building collapsed killing 10 people near Sarvate bus stand, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) decided to demolish all the dangerous buildings in the city ahead of monsoon. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by municipal commissioner Ashish Singh on Tuesday.  Singh was told that the city has 166 dangerous buildings, which were identified in a survey carried out after Hotel MS building collapse incident.

  • Mumbai, Western Railway, Mumbai Local, BMC, avoid blame game, monsoon

    Mumbai: WR to record its cleaning activities to avoid blame game

    Mumbai: In order to avoid the blame game with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Western Railway is taking several measures including the cleaning up of culverts, de-silting and raising of tracks to run suburban train services uninterrupted during the monsoon.

  • Bhopal: Upper lake can quench thirst for 35 more days  

    Bhopal: This summer, Bhopalites will have to take to water rationing immediately as main sources of water, Upper Lake, could ensure supply for 35 days more days. If monsoon did not set in by June end, the city would have to undergo acute water crisis. The water-level at Upper Lake and Kolar dam is declining with each passing day.

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    Mumbai: BMC claims 83 percent of drainage project is complete ahead of monsoon

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed about 83 percent of the Brihanmumbai Storm Water Disposal (BRIMSTOWAD) project since its inception, claims civic officials. The project was launched in 2005 to prevent floods under which the civic body planned to augment drainage, construct new drains and widen and de-silt nullahs to increase their capacity.

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    Railways, civic body review monsoon preparedness works in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Senior railway officials on Monday said that pre-monsoon works, to ensure heavy rains don’t stall train traffic in the metropolis and adjoining regions, had begun and a review was carried out by the civic body chief and general managers of Western and Central Railways.

  • Rains lash many places in Punjab, Haryana; farmers worried

    Chandigarh: Rains lashed many places in Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh today, increasing the woes of farmers who fear damage to wheat crop. According to the MeT office here, rains lashed Amritsar, Kharar, Muktsar, Kapurthala, Sangrur, Adampur, Pathankot, Talwandi Sabo, Anandpur Sahib, Dhuri, Faridkot and Nangal in Punjab.

  • Monsoon 2018: Skymet predicts normal rainfall this year, Northeast may see less rain

    New Delhi: The country is likely to witness a “normal” southwest monsoon, private weather forecasting agency Skymet said in its forecast today. However, the southern peninsula and major portions of northeast India are likely to witness “below normal” rainfall this season, it said in a statement.