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In Maharashtra, incessant rains have been lashing Mumbai, parts of suburbs, neighbouring Thane district and other coastal areas of the state since last night. 

The Meteorological Department has forecast torrential to very heavy rains in these areas today and tomorrow. Mumbai city recorded 230.06 millimetres rainfall, eastern suburbs received 162.83 m.m. rainfall whereas westers suburbs received 162 .28 mm rainfall during 10 hours since 8 p.m. last night. Mumbaikars have been advised to avoid going out in the wake of warnings of heavy rains.
 
The Mumbai Municipal Commissioner has directed the Divisional Offices including the Emergency Control Room of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to remain vigil in the wake of the warning of heavy rains in Mumbai city and suburbs. Three units of the National Disaster Response Team have been instructed to immediate help. The Indian Coast Guard and Navy have also been instructed. BEST and Adani Energy has been directed to keep all substations on warning.
 
Coordinating officers of Police, Fire Brigade, Traffic Police, BEST, Education Department, Health Department have been directed to be present in the Main Control Room. Instructions have been given to make arrangements for temporary evacuation of citizens from Krantinagar and other areas if the level of Mithi river is observed to be rising. The Municipal Administration has instructed the education officials to keep the municipal schools open for immediate help, which have been identified as temporary shelters in 24 departments of the corporation. 




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