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Mumbai floods


Taking cue from Tokyo, South Korea, BMC mulls underground ponds to store excess rainwater, mitigate flooding

August 09, 2020 1:41 pm

Drawing from the flood tunnels of Tokyo, Japan, and the underground ponds of South Korea, civic officials said similar water-retaining structures could also be built in the open spaces in South Mumbai.

With monsoon arriving soon, flood alerts to begin in Mumbai

May 30, 2020 2:47 am

Every year, Mumbai receives very heavy rain within a short time, which usually brings the city to a halt. Urban flooding is common in the city from June to September, resulting in the crippling of traffic, railways and airlines.

At least 60 animals rescued as rain, flood-hit Mumbai suburbs in July first week

August 18, 2019 12:59 am

NGOs working in the eastern and western suburbs reportedly rescued more than 184 snakes, which include over 42 Indian rock pythons and 27 checkered keelback snakes.

Road connectivity to 28 Sangli villages restored, three in Kolhapur still cut off

August 18, 2019 12:36 am

As per the surveys conducted so far, 3,853 homes in Sangli district have been damaged in the floods, with 625 completely destroyed. In Kolhapur, the number of damaged homes has been pegged at 12,512, of which 747 have been completely destroyed.

Nitin Gadkari: BMC has Rs 58,000 crore in bank, but Mumbai flooded every year

August 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Gadkari’s remarks on the BMC, however, did not gone well with its ally. A senior Sena leader, requesting anonymity, said, “I am sure our party president Uddhav Thackeray will give a befitting reply to Gadkari.”

Maharashtra: Congress demands complete loan waiver in flood-affected areas

August 14, 2019 2:39 am

Congress state president Balasaheb Thorat said that the BJP-led government at the Centre and in the state should forthwith waive farm loans in these areas taking into account the “unprecedented” loss caused to agriculture.

Maharashtra floods: 570 medical teams in Sangli, Kolhapur

August 14, 2019 2:32 am

With lakhs evacuated from homes without their daily pills when parts of western Maharashtra were flooded, health workers are scouting for patients to provide them with their daily dose of medicines.

Thane flood evacuees stare at uncertainty: ‘Don’t know if our homes are standing or have collapsed’

August 06, 2019 7:44 am

Most of those who were evacuated from various talukas in Thane were sheltered at local schools and municipal halls where the district administration made arrangements for food and clothing.

Frequent flooding of Mithi River: Locals, activists blame encroachments along the riverbank

August 06, 2019 7:05 am

Following incessant rainfall over the weekend, several parts of Kurla West were flooded for more than 10 hours, while many residences were left without power for at least 12 hours.

Maha minister blames crabs for Tiware dam breach, NCP calls for their 'arrest'

July 06, 2019 10:42 am

On Friday, NCP workers, led by party general secretary Jitendra Awhad, walked into the Naupada police station with crabs and urged the cops to "arrest" them.


Hear the Mumbai monsoon

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The rain makes us dance to its rhythm. It has a special place. Hear the different sounds of the Mumbai monsoon and experience it.

What Is So Unusual About The Excess Rains That Lashed Mumbai?

June 22, 2020 6:55 pm

Tuesday's rainfall in Mumbai is unexpected in the month of August. Once the rain stops what is required is a good drainage system for an exit. Unfortunately, in Mumbai also the drainage networks are not very good.