Mumbai rains break July records: IMD issues red alert
MUMBAI RAINS: The University of Mumbai has taken a proactive step in response to the heavy rains by cancelling all examinations scheduled for Thursday across the city. The decision was made to ensure the safety of students and staff, with the university promising to announce new dates for the exams at a later time. This move comes as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a “red alert” for Mumbai, warning of extremely heavy rainfall in the metropolis and its suburban areas.
Following the IMD’s warning, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) declared a holiday for all government and private schools and colleges on the same day. Iqbal Singh Chahal, the municipal commissioner and administrator of the BMC, urged citizens to remain indoors and stay alert while heeding instructions from the administration. The “red alert” indicated the potential for severe weather conditions, prompting precautionary measures.
In the wake of the rainfall data shared by IMD, it is evident that Mumbai experienced moderate to heavy rainfall in the preceding days. The Tansa Lake, one of the city’s primary water sources, even started overflowing due to the continuous downpour. The situation prompted authorities to extend the holiday declaration to schools and colleges in Raigad district as well.
With the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and citizens being of utmost concern, these measures were necessary to avoid any potential risks associated with the inclement weather. The BMC’s request for citizens to remain indoors and the University of Mumbai’s decision to postpone exams demonstrate a responsible approach to dealing with adverse weather conditions.
As the authorities continue to monitor the weather situation, citizens are advised to stay informed about further announcements and updates. The need for precautionary measures is paramount during such critical weather events to ensure the safety and security of everyone in the city. Mumbai, known for its monsoons, must remain vigilant and prepared to handle any challenges that heavy rains may bring in the coming days.
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