Maharashtra Rains Updates: Rescue Ops Enhanced As Air Force Brings More Equipment, Personnel

Maharashtra Rains: Over 130 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides. At least 84,452 people, including over 40,000 in Kolhapur district, were moved to safer places

Maharashtra Rains Updates: Rescue Ops Enhanced As Air Force Brings More Equipment, Personnel

Maharashtra Rain: Air Force brings 170 additional personnel and 21 tonnes of equipment for NDRF

New Delhi:

Indian Army has mobilised teams to Maharashtra, which has been hit by heavy rainfall that triggered landslides and flooding in several districts of the state. Over 130 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides. At least 84,452 people, including over 40,000 in Kolhapur district, were moved to safer places

The Army under ''Operation Varsha'' has mobilised colums in action for flood relief in the state. A total of 15 relief and rescue teams comprising troops from Aundh Military Station and Bombay Engineer Group based at Pune have been deployed overnight in affected areas of Ratnagiri, Kolhapur and Sangli districts of the state.

The Army said based on request by the civil administration it has mobilised flood relief and rescue teams to assist the local administration in flood affected areas - in the districts of Ratnagiri, Raigad, Pune, Satara and Kolhapur and Sangli.

The Coast Guard has extended the facility of its airbase at Ratnagiri to Indian Navy and Indian Air Force aircraft to operate from this base for rescue and relief operations in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced compensation of 5 lakh each for the families of those who lost their lives in the landslides caused by torrential rainfall in various parts of the state.

Here are the Updates:

Jul 24, 2021 21:51 (IST)
In view of severity of the situation, additional eight NDRF teams have been airlifted from Kolkata and Vadodara base which are being deployed in affected areas of Maharashtra. This will take total NDRF deployment to 34 teams.
Jul 24, 2021 20:46 (IST)
Maharashtra Students Affected By Rain To Get Another Chance, Says Dharmendra Pradhan
The students of Kolhapur, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigadh, Sindhudurg, Sangli, and Satara from Maharashtra who will be unable to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main Session 3 due to heavy rains in the state on July 22 and July 27 will be allowed to re-appear for the engineering entrance test again.

The Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan in a social media post announced that the JEE Main administering body, National Testing Agency (NTA) will re-conduct JEE Main for all the candidates who will not be able to take them on July 25 and July 27 in view of heavy rains in the state.
Jul 24, 2021 17:17 (IST)
NDRF rescued affected persons from Chikhli Kolhapur in Maharashtra
Jul 24, 2021 16:57 (IST)
Watch: 2 Men Stuck Over Swollen River In Maharashtra, Rescued By Disaster Force
In a dramatic rescue act, two linesmen, stuck mid-air for more than an hour over a swollen river in Palghar district of Maharashtra, were rescued by the National Disaster Response Force. At least 138 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides, in the state. Several districts - primarily the Konkan region - have been receiving incessant rain over the past few days."
Jul 24, 2021 15:13 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: Panchganga River Level Dips As Rain Intensity Reduces In Kolhapur
The rain intensity in flood-hit Kolhapur district in Maharashtra reduced on Saturday afternoon, leading to a slight fall in the water level of the Panchganga river, officials said.

However, at 55.2 feet, the river is still flowing way above the danger mark, which is 43 feet.

The water level of the Panchganga river was recorded at 55.2 feet at the Rajaram weir on Saturday noon. It had reached 56 feet at 6 AM, officials said, adding the intensity of rains has reduced since this morning.

(source: Press Trust of India)

Jul 24, 2021 15:01 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: Tandulwadi & Kanegaon Villages Of Sangli District Submerge After Rain
Jul 24, 2021 14:41 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: Pune-Bengaluru Highway Flooded After Rainfall
Jul 24, 2021 14:30 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: 59 People Missing So Far Due To Floods: Officials
According to the Relief and Rehabilitation Department, 59 people are missing so far due to floods following heavy rainfall in Maharashtra.
Jul 24, 2021 14:16 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: Village In Sangali District Flooded After Heavy Rain
Jul 24, 2021 14:07 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: 5 Bodies Recovered From Ambeghar Landslide Site In Maharashtra's Satara
Five bodies have been recovered on Saturday from the landslide site at Ambeghar village in Satara district of Maharashtra, an official said.

The district administration had said that at least 16 people are feared trapped in the landslide at this village located in Patan tehsil as four to five houses were buried under the debris.

(source: Press Trust of India)


Jul 24, 2021 13:51 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: NDRF teams engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Konkan
Jul 24, 2021 13:06 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Updates: President Ram Nath Kovind Calls Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

President Ram Nath Kovind has called Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and expressed his concern over the loss of life and property in the state due to heavy rains and floods. The Governor apprised him about rescue and relief works undertaken to mitigate people's plight, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement.

Jul 24, 2021 12:59 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: NDRF Teams Strength Enhanced For Flood Rescue Ops

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has enhanced the number of its teams from 18 to 26 for undertaking rescue operations in the coastal areas of Maharashtra that have been hit by heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides.

A spokesperson for the federal contingency force said these teams are being deployed in Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Satara, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Nagpur for rescue and relief work after consultation with the state administration.

The eight new teams have been airlifted by an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft from an NDRF base in Odisha, he said.

(source: Press Trust of India)
Jul 24, 2021 12:56 (IST)
Goa Rain - Traffic On South Western Railway Remains Affected Due To Landslides, Derailment

Traffic on the South Western Railway route continues to remain affected for the second consecutive day today, a day after two landslides occurred on the Goa-Karnataka border besides the derailment of a train in the section, an official said.

The landslides took place on Friday morning in the ghat (hilly) section of Hubballi division of South Western Railway - between Dudhsagar and Sonaulim, and between Caranzol and Dudhsagar.

A senior official of the South Western Railway said that a train running between Mangaluru Junction and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, which had been diverted from the Konkan Railway route due to overflowing Vashishti river near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, derailed on the South Western Railway's Dudhsagar-Sonaulim section in Goa on Friday morning.

"The engine and the first general coach derailed. But no passenger was reported to be injured," he said. "Due to this, the train traffic on the route is yet to resume," he added.



Another train, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Vasco Da Gama that was travelling towards Vasco town in Goa was detained between Caranzol and Dudhsagar in Goa, the South Western Railway said in a statement.

The South Western Railway said it had already taken several contingency measures before the start of the rainy season. These measures were taken at suitable stations for any exigency in the ghat section during heavy rainfall, it said.

"As part that, JCB and other machines, and wagon loaded with boulders were kept ready at Castle Rock, Tinaighat and Kulem. They have been pressed into service to the spot of landslide along with the tram of trained technicians to carry out restoration of track/train services at the earliest," the South Western Railway said.

Goa's Vasco railway police inspector Rajan Nigale said that the three scheduled trains on the South Western Railway have been diverted/cancelled or diverted for a day though the debris on the track has been cleared.
Jul 24, 2021 12:07 (IST)
Jul 24, 2021 11:39 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Update: NDRF teams engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Kolhapur


Jul 24, 2021 11:12 (IST)
Jul 24, 2021 11:11 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain Updates: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray To Visit Flood-Hit Mahad Region, Taliye Village

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will leave for Maharashtra's flood-affected Mahad region by helicopter, from Mumbai at 12 noon today. He will also visit the flood-hit Taliye village during his visit.



(source: ANI)
Jul 24, 2021 11:06 (IST)
Indian Navy Ups Rescue Efforts In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa

Maharashtra Rain Update:
On civil authorities' request, 7 Naval Flood Rescue Teams from Mumbai deployed to Ratnagiri & Raigad dists. One Seaking 42C Helicopter from Mumbai deployed for aerial reconnaissance at Poladpur/Raigad. One ALH helo from Goa positioned at Ratnagiri for relief/rescue.

Karnataka Rain Update: Indian Naval Emergency Response Team (ERT) deployed in response to a request from Dist Collector, Uttara Kannada to rescue people stranded near Kadra Dam, Mallapur Kurnipet, Kaiga due to heavy rains/floods. Team rescued over 100 people from Singudda & Bhaire villages.

(source: ANI)
Jul 24, 2021 10:45 (IST)
Jul 24, 2021 10:37 (IST)
Maharashtra Government Announces Rs 5 Lakh Compensation For Families Of Those Killed In Landslides
The Maharashtra government on Friday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to the families of people who have died in landslides triggered by heavy rains in different parts of the state.
Jul 24, 2021 10:34 (IST)
Jul 24, 2021 10:33 (IST)
Jul 24, 2021 10:31 (IST)
Neighbouring Goa Also Faced Heavy Rain - Nearly 1,000 Houses Were Damaged, Hundreds Evacuated
One person died, around 1,000 houses were damaged and hundreds of people evacuated from low-lying parts inundated due to heavy rains and overflowing of rivers as Goa reeled under one of the worst floods in nearly 40 years.
Jul 24, 2021 10:25 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain: Panchganga River Flooding

At least 54 villages have been completed affected due to the floods while 821 were partially affected in Kolhapur where the Panchganga river is flowing at a level higher than that witnessed during the peak of floods in 2019, officials said.
Jul 24, 2021 10:24 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain: At Least 20 Feared Trapped In 2 Landslides In Rain-Hit Satara District
There were landslides at Ambeghar and Mirgaon villages during the night, burying a total of eight houses, said senior police official Ajay Kumar Bansal.
Jul 24, 2021 10:20 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain: Update From Satara District

Satara district in Western Maharashtra has also been battered by the rain and several people have been reportedly swept away by the floodwaters. Officials put the death count in Satara at 27.
Jul 24, 2021 10:18 (IST)
Maharashtra Rain: Raigad Landslide Update

Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde, who visited Tilaye village in Raigad following a landslide, was reported as saying "33 bodies have been recovered, 52 are still missing. Rescue operation will resume in the morning. A total of 32 houses have been destroyed."
Jul 24, 2021 10:08 (IST)
Several districts in the state - primarily the Konkan region - have been receiving incessant rain over the past few days, leaving thousands stranded in floods and landslides.
Jul 24, 2021 10:07 (IST)
Over 100 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides, in Maharashtra. The deaths include 36 people who died in a landslide in the coastal Raigad district, about 70 km from state capital Mumbai.

At least 84,452 people, including over 40,000 in Kolhapur district, have been moved to safer places in Western Maharashtra's Pune division, officials said.
Jul 24, 2021 08:42 (IST)
Jul 24, 2021 08:41 (IST)
NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team carries out rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected lower Chiplun area in Ratnagiri district.

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Jul 24, 2021 08:41 (IST)
NDRF personnel distribute food as part of relief operation in the aftermath of heavy rains that led to submerged roads in several parts of Kolhapur, Maharashtra

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