Amid heavy rainfall in Maharashtra, boulders fell from a hillock in Thane and a house collapsed in neighbouring Palghar, news agency PTI reported. No casualties have been reported so far in the incidents. Earlier, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde directed officials in six districts including Thane and Palghar to stay alert and monitor the situation.
Both Colaba and Santacruz observatories in Mumbai recorded rainfall in the triple digits, 117 mm and 124 mm, respectively, over the past 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall is on the cards on Tuesday as well for the entire Konkan region.
Meanwhile, in a speech after winning the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Monday, Shinde stated, “Balasaheb Thackeray had said once that Shiv Sena will never go along with NCP and Congress to form a government… ‘Congress and NCP are our enemy and will remain the enemy of Shiv Sena. I am here till Shiv Sena is there. When I will not be there, then Sena will turn into Congress’. The moment he (Balasaheb) realises that Sena is becoming Congress, he will dissolve the party. These are the words of Balasaheb Thackeray. So, we have done nothing wrong.”