Weather: Rain wreaks havoc in Mumbai-Himachal and Uttarakhand, road, train and air services disrupted; Alert issued in many states

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Rain has wreaked havoc in nine states of the country including Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Road, train and air services have been disrupted. Proceedings of both the houses of the legislature in Mumbai have also had to be adjourned. 12 people have lost their lives due to lightning in Bihar and more than 23 lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam. Road connectivity of many districts of Arunachal Pradesh has been disrupted due to landslides.

According to the Meteorological Department, during the last 24 hours, heavy rains have occurred in Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Goa and life has been disrupted. In Mumbai, 300 mm of rain was recorded in the six hours before 7 am on Monday, due to which the city of dreams came to a standstill. Due to heavy rains, 50 flights had to be canceled due to poor visibility at Mumbai airport. The movement of public trains was disrupted due to waterlogging on the tracks. Vehicles also came to a halt due to waterlogging on roads and low-lying areas. Schools and colleges had to be closed and Mumbai University examinations also had to be canceled. Three people died due to wall collapse due to heavy rains in North Goa.

Heavy rain alert in these states
The State Meteorological Center has said that a cyclonic circulation is formed over Assam and its neighbourhood. Due to this, there is a possibility of thunderstorms and lightning in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. The state administration is keeping an eye on 543 relief camps in 25 districts. A total of 3,45,500 people are living in relief camps in these 25 districts.

70 roads closed in Himachal
In Himachal, vehicular movement came to a halt due to landslides on 70 roads including Shimla-Kinnaur National Highway-5. 84 electricity transformers and 51 water supply schemes came to a standstill. Heavy rains have been occurring in various areas of the state since Sunday evening. At the same time, in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, traffic came to a halt due to a massive landslide on Mughal Road, the alternative route connecting Srinagar to other parts of the country. Officials said that a landslide occurred near Panar bridge in Surankot area. The work of removing the debris is going on at a fast pace.

So far 84 have died in Assam
The flood situation in Assam remains serious. More than 23 lakh people have been affected by the floods in 28 districts. So far 84 people have died due to floods, rain and lightning. Lightning continues to wreak havoc in Bihar: 12 people have died due to lightning in seven districts of Bihar. 40 people have lost their lives due to lightning in the state in the last 10 days. 22 people have died in the last 48 hours.

Life in Uttarakhand is in disarray, Char Dham Yatra has started
In Uttarakhand’s Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar districts, many villages have been flooded due to the overflowing of rivers due to continuous rain. 325 roads have been closed due to landslides. However, the Char Dham Yatra resumed on Monday after some improvement in the weather in Garhwal division. The Yatra was stopped on Sunday amid heavy rain alert.

Due to heavy rains, schools and colleges are closed in many places including Mumbai
The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert on Tuesday due to heavy rains in Maharashtra. Schools and colleges have been closed on Tuesday due to rain in many places including Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg.
Officials said the decision applies to primary and secondary schools as well as junior and senior colleges. They said civic bodies like the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, TMC and Panvel and Navi Mumbai have issued notifications regarding the shutdown.
Due to light drizzle in the capital, the maximum temperature has dropped by four degrees. People have got instant relief from the humid heat. This has made the weather pleasant. The weather department has predicted that there may be light rain on Tuesday as well. For this, a light rain alert has been issued. During this time, there will be light clouds in the sky. Due to this, the maximum temperature can be recorded at 33 and the minimum temperature at 26 degrees Celsius.

The situation in Assam is gradually improving
The flood situation in Assam is gradually improving. Despite this, six people died on Monday. Still, about 19 lakh people are affected by floods in 27 districts of Assam. According to the report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority, one person each died in Bilasipara and Agamoni areas of Dhubri district. On the other hand, one person each was swept away by the flood in Balijan of Goalpara, Bokakhat of Golaghat, Demo of Shivsagar and Dekiajuli area of ​​Golaghat.

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