Published On : Tue, Jul 2nd, 2019

Fadnavis meets injured in Mumbai wall collapse

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visited the Shatabdi Hospital to meet the injured in the Malad wall collapse incident today. Minister Yogesh Sagar was present. 18 people died and at least 13 were injured in the incident. Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those who were crushed to death in the wall collapse.

“Pained to know about the loss of lives in Malad Wall Collapse incidence. My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones & prayers for speedy recovery of injured. Rs 5 lakh will be given to the kin of deceased,” he tweeted.

Mumbai airport: As many as 52 flights were cancelled and another 55 diverted to nearby airports due to the inclement weather and skidding of a SpiceJet aircraft at Mumbai airport Monday night, an official said Tuesday.
Efforts are underway to remove the Boeing 737 aircraft from the runway and restore operations as early as possible, the official said.

Mumbai International Airport Limited spokesperson said the main runway at the airport was closed but the alternative runway is functional. Delays and diversions of flights are taking place.

The Mumbai Police added that as per information from the Airport Manager, flights are landing and taking off depending upon the weather condition but are mostly delayed. “Please check status of your flight before going to airport. Due to water-logging, travel time to airport may take longer than usual.”

The Kannur International Airport spokesperson said some Mumbai bound flights were diverted to Bengaluru. Operation from Bengaluru to Mumbai is normal.

Rain fury claimed 27 lives in Maharashtra, including 18 in a wall collapse in Mumbai, while the authorities declared a holiday in the city and adjoining regions, asking people to avoid stepping out of their houses.

Eighteen people were killed and over 50 injured in a wall collapse in the northern suburb of Malad in Mumbai early Tuesday following heavy rains.

We are prepared for heavy rain: Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis speaks to the press after visiting the hospital where the injured in the Malad wall collapse had been admitted.

“There was heavy rainfall in Mumbai last night which led to accidents. In Malad. I met the injured. Local trains are operational on the Western line but yet to resume on the Central line as there’s more flooding there. Work is on to pump out water.

“In the light of IMD’s prediction, we had declared a holiday in schools and colleges last night and for offices in the morning. The police department and the Disaster Management department under the BMC are alert and are helping people. Barring a few places, overall traffic has been under control.

“A high tide is expected at 12 noon, we’ll monitor the situation. Last night Mumbai police received 1600-1700 tweets from people, and they received immediate help. The BMC Disaster Management team worked the entire night.

“Heavy rainfall is expected in next 2 days. We are prepared for it.”

Rain fury claimed 27 lives in Maharashtra, including 18 in a wall collapse in Mumbai, while the authorities declared a holiday in the city and adjoining
regions, asking people to avoid stepping out of their houses. Eighteen people were killed and over 50 injured in a wall collapse in the northern suburb of Malad in Mumbai early Tuesday following heavy rains.