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Mumbai's civic body strengthens precautionary guard ahead of 'Tauktae' storm & heavy rains

BMC contemplates the possible shutdown of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in wake of the 'Cyclone Tauktae' alarm.

In an attempt to diffuse the effects of Cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Saturday, raised several precautionary guards in line with the IMD warnings. The civic authority evacuated about 580 COVID patients from its jumbo centres in BKC, Mulund and Dahisar overnight. These patients have been shifted from high-risk areas to civic or state-run care centres and hospitals in Mumbai.


Local trains to continue services

In wake of the IMD warnings of the severe cyclonic Tauktae storm, the BMC officials on Saturday contemplated the possible traffic shutdown at the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Police officers have reportedly said that the final decision will be taken according to the situation of the downpour and gusty winds on Sunday, streamlined with IMD updates. However, the suburban local train network will continue its operation, read reports.

According to the reports of the Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai is not in the direct line of the Tauktae threat as it will pass the coastline from a distance here. However, heavy rains were expected to lash out the city on Saturday night and early on Sunday. A yellow-grade alert has also been issued for Mumbai and Thane on Sunday, however, the rains have been scanty and isolated across these regions, with overall sultry weather.

Mumbai's defence against Tauktae

The BMC on Saturday, asked hospitals to prepare generators and other proxy systems as backups in case of a power outage. Similarly, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, the coastal road department and the MMRDA were instructed to barricade all areas under construction. Further, it also identified low-lying areas in the city which would require dewatering pumps to resolve flooding or clogging.

All 24 municipal wards were asked to keep manpower and equipment on standby to create the provision of shelter homes for the relocation of people in low-lying regions. Ward officials have also been directed to prevent hoardings to fall on the roads and remove them where necessary.

Accordingly, the BMC has also clipped 384 trees near jumbo centres or field hospitals. For additional precaution, disaster control rooms have been activated in all wards and the fire brigade rescue squad have been deployed at six beaches in Mumbai.

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