Prime Minister Modi on Thursday promised Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray of all possible support from the Centre to lessen the situation arising in various parts of the state due to heavy rainfall and floods. The Prime Minister spoke with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray and reviewed the situation within the state.
Prime Minister Modi even assured the citizens through a tweet where he said,” Spoke to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray and discussed the situation in parts of Maharashtra in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding. Assured all possible support from the Centre to mitigate the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being. @OfficeofUT”.
The Maharashtra Government's Public Relations Department informed that the Chief Minister informed the Prime Minister about the rescue procedure being carried out by the state government and the actions being taken by the state government.
Several parts of Maharashtra were flooded because of the constant rains. Heavy rains also affected road and rail traffic in many parts of the state, including Mumbai's financial hub. At least 6,000 passengers were halted while rail services on the Konkan railway line were hit after a river overflowed into the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
Over 50% of chiplun is submerged underwater due to rains and the city which is around 250 km away from mumbai and the city’s bus station is also completely underwater with all the buses underwater. Over 7 trains have been cancelled which were supposed to be Departed today.