Maharashtra Government is keeping a close vigil after the weather bureau has predicted heavy and torrential rains in Mumbai, Konkan and central Maharashtra for the next 4 to 5 days. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde held a marathon meeting with the administration and directed them to be ready to carry out timely evaluation and rescue of people hit by heavy rains and floods.
Shinde said that immediate action will be initiated in a situation whenever needed adding that CM authorities have been directed to take precautionary measures to prevent loss of life and property.
"For two to three days, heavy rainfall was witnessed in the state. A red alert has been issued in many districts. Immediate action will be initiated in a situation whenever needed. I have directed authorities to take precautionary measures to prevent property loss or life loss,’’ said Shinde. He added that he has directed the state administration to take due care and ensure that there was no loss of life or damage to property.
‘’There should not be a single pothole in the state, such directions have been given to the administration. The administration is on high alert and is monitoring the situation to avoid any incident," he said.