Nagpur: All schools up to Class 12 here will remain closed on Saturday in view of the heavy downpour forecast for the next 48 hours. Nagpur district collector has issued a circular to all schools in this regard, directing them to remain closed.
Maharashtra has witnessed heavy rainfall in the recent past, which has disrupted routine life in the state. Mumbai has witnessed severe water-logging over the past few weeks due to heavy downpour.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier issued a warning stating that the region will be facing heavy rainfall for a few days. The downpour has also hampered railway and flight schedules in Mumbai.
IMD forecasted heavy rains at isolated places in Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Vidarbha on Friday and Saturday. Speaking to Times of India, an IMD official said,”There is a cyclonic circulation over interior Odisha and its neighbourhood. The circulation’s northwestward movement is likely to pull up the monsoon current, causing good rainfall in parts of the state.” Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra also recorded moderate rainfall on July 5.
Last month, at least five people including a woman were killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai as heavy downpour lashed the city and its adjoining areas. In Mumbai, two people lost their lives after a tree fell on them near Metro Cinema at MG Road in Marine Lines area. A 13-year-old boy was killed in Thane after a wall collapse on their house. In Mumbai’s Malad suburb a 15-year-old boy died after falling into a manhole near Evershine Nagar.
The torrential rains also hit the local train services and road traffic as the downpour led to water logging in several areas, including East Matunga, Sion, Colaba, Chembur East and Santacruz.