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2005 redux? Incessant rain, high tide throw life out of gear in Mumbai



2005 redux? Incessant rain, high tide throw life out of gear in Mumbai

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Incessant rains on Tuesday wreaked havoc in Mumbai and its adjoining areas as it flooded the low-lying areas leading to traffic snarls and delay in suburban railways.

In scenes reminiscent of the deluge in July 2005, incessant rains for the fourth straight day, on Tuesday, drowned Mumbai down under, flooding vast areas of the city, disrupting road, rail and air traffic and throwing life out of gear.

By Tuesday evening, Mumbai had received rainfall that was nine times higher than the average and if predictions by the Met department are anything to go by, then very heavy rains will continue to lash the Maharashtra capital and its hinterland over the next 24-48 hours. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an alert, asking Mumbaikars to be cautious and preferably to stay indoors.

The city’s Colaba weather station, which covers south Mumbai, recorded 37.6mm of rain, while the Santacruz weather station which monitors the suburbs recorded 126mm rain from 8.30am to 2.30pm, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The Colaba station recorded 152mm of rain between Monday andTuesday mornings, the highest 24-hour rainfall this year.

Various areas in north Konkan also recorded heavy to very heavy rain in the last 24 hours with Alibaug recording 161mm and adjoining regions of Dahanu and Harnai also recording three digit figures. Navi Mumbai too received 119.85mm rain in the past 24 hours.

“A low-pressure area that had developed over Odisha has moved westwards towards the central parts of the country. There is an upper air cyclonic circulation over the eastern part of the state and a trough that extends over the west coast. All these factors have led to very heavy rain over the Konkan coast, especially Mumbai,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

A combination of high tide and heavy rains can push water into the low lying areas of the city, which often clogs the storm water drains leading to more inundation. A high tide up to 3.29metres is expected to hit at 4.30pm

The continuous downpour had left most parts of the city – especially its low-lying regions of the western and eastern suburbs – submerged by Tuesday afternoon, with road traffic being the obvious casualty. Serpentine jams were reported in large parts of Mumbai while on several arterial roads like SV Road and the Eastern and Western Express Highways, vehicles that almost seemed to be floating on the waterlogged roads were captured by media channels.

The local train services – often termed as the lifeline of the city that never sleeps – were also severely disrupted. “Due to water logging on tracks & point failure at Bandra following very heavy rains, 3 lines except UP Fast line are affected. Efforts are on to start traffic on 3 lines (except UP fast line) at Bandra as soon as possible by attending the points,” the Western Railway tweeted.

Predictably, the worst hit areas were Hindmata, Lalbaug, GTB Nagar, Sion, Mulund, and low lying areas of Parel, Worli, and Dadar. Areas near the Byculla railway station in the east and towards the Byculla zoo were also under water.

Mumbai Police issued orders for traffic diversions at select places as traffic policemen tried to ease congestion at various points in the city. However, the traffic department had failed to issue any advisory despite the flood-like situation till Tuesday evening.

“South bound #traffic towards Matunga diverted to Wadala due to water logging on EEH (Amar Mahal) SG Barve Rd & VN Purav Rd,” Mumbai Police tweeted from its official handle.

The deluge also forced shut the 5.6-kilometre Bandra-Worli sea link, a key landmark of the city that helps drastically reduce driving time between the Western suburbs and south Mumbai, for the first time on Tuesday since it opened in 2009.

The Mumbai traffic police also recommended that people avoid venturing out to areas like Worli and Haji Ali given the warning of high tides and the risk of loss to life from big waves of the Arabian Sea crashing on to the shore.

Mumbai Police have also urged commuters and motorists to dial 100 to apprise them of the situation if they are stuck somewhere. People can contact Mumbai Police on Twitter by tagging @MumbaiPolice.

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The downpour prompted many schools to send children home early, although others were on holiday for the festival. The School Bus Owners Association, which works with 200 schools in Mumbai, said schools in western suburbs stayed shut and many cancelled their afternoon shifts due to waterlogging.

Health services across the metropolitan city were also disrupted as water entered hospital compounds across the city. KEM Hospital, Mumbai’s largest municipal medical facility, went under knee deep water. “We have already moved about 30 patients from ground floor to upper floors. We are taking all measurements to ensure patients aren’t inconvenienced,” Dr Avinash Supe, KEM Hospital’ dean, said.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Minor student dies in Bihar after getting allegedly beaten up over homework, accused absconding

As per the reports, one of Aditya’s friends has alleged that they found his body in a swollen state and even added that the beating spate continued for two days for reportedly not doing his homework.



A harrowing story has come to light from Bihar where a 7-year-old boy, identified as Aditya Yadav, was found dead inside the hostel of his residential school. The victim’s friends have claimed that the boy was brutally beaten with a wooden stick for failing to complete his homework.

As per the reports, the incident transpired in Bihar’s Saharsa district where Aditya was studying. The victim was in the KG class in the residential school.

It was reported that the friend of the victim found the lying dead in the hostel. After they took the boy to Sujeet Kumar, the prime accused, he asked the students to leave the body at the hospital.

Subsequently, Kumar informed his parents that their child fainted inside the school but before the father could reach to see his son, he was declared dead.

As per the reports, one of Aditya’s friends has alleged that they found his body in a swollen state and even added that the beating spate continued for two days for reportedly not doing his homework.

However, the doctor that declared Aditya dead, said there were no injury marks on his body. He further said that the cause of the boy’s death can be determined only after the autopsy.

It was also reported that the prime accused, Sujeet Kumar is absconding and the father of the victim told the media that when he reached the private nursing home, his son had died and Sujeet Kumar wasn’t there.

The father also filed a complaint in which he alleged that his son was beaten to death. The father spoke to the media and claimed that they first took his son to a local doctor who referred him to a Saharsa. He further claimed that his son died during treatment.

The autopsy report of the victim is awaited and the police will act accordingly after that, said reports.

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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav shares video of cop thrashing ice-cream vendor | WATCH

The vendor, in fear, can be seen continuing on as the unruly policeman returned back to the other side of the road. The video also shows several people complacently witnessing the assault by the policeman.



Former CM and Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav shared a video of a policeman thrashing an ice cream vendor. Yadav in his tweet questioned the state of UP as he questioned the UP administration for their brutality.

Samajwadi Chief in his tweet also wrote and took a dig at the BJP by questioning if this is what they meant when they said that UP has worked for ease of doing business.

In the video, a policeman can be seen intercepting an ice cream vendor who was returning to his home. After stopping the ice cream vendor, the policeman out of the blue slapped the vendor without saying anything twice.

The vendor, in fear, can be seen continuing on as the unruly policeman returned back to the other side of the road. The video also shows several people complacently witnessing the assault by the policeman.

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The Samajwadi Party leader has been actively sharing videos from Uttar Pradesh in a bid to slam the UP government over their alleged inadequacy to govern. Yadav has, of late, increased the staunch attack on the Yogi government ahead of the Lok Sabha Election due in 2024.

Twitter reactions

After the video went viral, many users came forward to add their take on the incident as one user wrote and said that everyone is a goon nowadays, implying that the state of UP has boiled down to rule of goons.

One user wrote and highlighted how the policeman beat up the vendor, but didn’t say a word to the people in the car. The user further questioned if the police only show authority to the poor and not the rich. The user also alleged the UP police of torturing, killing and bullying the poor.

One user also wrote and slammed the government for being high on power and further accused the government and administration of using bulldozers on the public which is condemnable.

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Bank holidays April 2023: Banks to be closed for 15 days next month, check state-wise bank holiday list here

With the new financial year starting on April 1, major changes are anticipated as these changes are connected to money and banks.



Bank holidays April 2023

April is just a few weeks ago and with the new financial year starting on April 1, major changes are anticipated as these changes are connected to money and banks.

As per the Reserve Bank of India’s calendar, all public and private banks will remain shut for 15 days in April 2023 for multiple festivals and occasions including Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Tamil New Year’s Day, Biju festival, Bengali New Year’s Day, Ramazan Eid, Himachal Day, Jumat-ul-Vida, and others.

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State-wise bank holidays list for April 2023

DateOccasionRegion, Nation Specific
April 1On the occasion of banks’ closing of accountsBanks will remain closed across India except in Aizawl, Shimla, Chandigarh, and Shillong
April 2SundayAcross India
April 4Mahavir JayantiAhmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, and Ranchi
April 5Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birthdayHyderabad
April 7Good FridayBanks will be closed in Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Imphal, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 8Second SaturdayAcross India
April 9SundayAcross India
April 14Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, Bohag Bihu, Cheiraoba, Vaisakhi, Baisakhi, Tamil New Year’s Day, Maha Bisubha Sankranti, Biju Festival, Buisu Festival celebrationsAgartala, Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Patna, Ranchi, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 15Vishu, Bohag Bihu, Himachal Day, Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)Agartala, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Shimla, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 16SundayAcross India
April 18Shab-l-QadrJammu and Srinagar
April 21Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramzan Eid), Garia Puja, Jumat-ul-VidaAgartala, Jammu, Kochi, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram
April 22Eid-Ul-Fitr, fourth SaturdayBelapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Srinagar for Eid and across India for fourth Saturday
April 23SundayAcross India
April 30SundayAcross India

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