Pune : Weather dept predicts heavy rain in Ghat area, Collector declares holiday in schools, colleges in 3 talukas on Thursday

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Pune, August 7, 2019: After the India Meteorological Department (IMD) heavy rain in Ghat area of Pune district from Thursday, Pune district administration has declared holiday in schools, colleges located in three taluka.

Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram issued order in this regard today. Due to incessant rains, the district administration has declared holidays in schools and colleges located in Maval, Mulshi, Bhor talukas. The educational instituitions are closed since Monday due to heavy rains there.

Meanwhile, CM Devendra Fadnavis took review of flood situations created in some districts due to heavy rainfall and relief and rescue work in progress by the related system in a meeting held at Sahyadri guest house. Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, Water Conservation Minister Girish Mahajan, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Subhash Deshmukh, Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam, Health Minister Eknath Shinde were present at the meeting.

Systems should be on alert to provide clean drinking water, health services, and electricity as soon as the flood water dies down. Drinking water supply pipelines should be fixed in an emergency. Food, drinking water should be provided in tribal settlements in remote areas and flood relief camps. Provisions should be made to inform railway systems about rain and dam water release, Fadnavis directed authorities today.

CM communicated with district collectors of Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Nashik, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg through video conferencing and took a review of the flood situation and relief operation.

22 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in Kolhapur. Chief Secretary has contacted Central Secretary and has demanded to move the residents of the flood-affected area through Dornier plane. District collector of Kolhapur told that related executions are in progress. 204 villages of Kolhapur district are flood-affected. The administration has moved 11 thousand citizens to a safe place. Navy Rescue team is also active now.

Sangli, Palus and Walwa taluka are flood-affected in the Sangli district. 53 thousand citizens have been moved. Residents of Mangalwedha and Malshiras taluka of Solapur district have to face flood situations. 2000 citizens of Pandharpur are moved to a safe location.