Over 30 children from Class V to Class X had to walk through water from their home in Bangarwadi to their school in Kunde every day, despite abated rains. The villagers had complained to local authorities, but to no avail.
Accommodated at the school when Dungi went under four feet of water, the villagers have now been given an ultimatum by CIDCO, the nodal agency for the NMIA project. If they want state assistance for their relocation, they have to drop all negotiations and accept the rehabilitation package right now.
Palghar recorded an average of 193 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till Tuesday, IMD officials said. The two deceased have been identified as Janu Umbarsada (65) and his nephew Kakad Umbarsada (35), said the collector’s office. They were residents of Dabhalon village, sources said.
Mumbai rains: The villagers have been asked to not step near the dam areas or the river, the collector said. The district received an average of 298.6 mm rainfall in 24 hours on Monday, according to the IMD.
“He was driving the vehicle when we stopped it on the Ahmedabad highway near Malji pada. We got information that a huge quantity of illegal liquor was being ferried out of the city. So, we stopped the ambulance as it was leaving the naka,” said an officer.