Maharashtra: Unwavering rainfall submerged a whole area of the Konkan region, which led to an extensive property damage across the area.
As the rain continued, images of flooded streets, submerged vehicles, and stranded individuals emerged from the state. Rain has lashed the Konkan region for several days, causing major rivers in the Ratnagiri and Raigad districts to overflow to dangerously high levels.
On the Konkan Railway route, several long-distance trains have been halted, cancelled, or delayed. Around 6,000 passengers were stranded on trains that were stopped at several stations along the Konkan Railway route, according to rail officials.
Many areas of the Ratnagiri district have been severely damaged as well, with Chiplun bearing the brunt of the rain. Chiplun, which is about 240 kilometers from Mumbai and is possibly the worst-affected location in the state, is undergoing rescue efforts. The Indian Coastguard is transporting stranded villagers to safety. Due to significant floods in the town, the Mumbai-Goa Highway has also been closed.
Ratnagiri in Konkan area and Kolhapur in western Maharashtra are two of the most important cities in the state. As the situation is getting worse day by day, Chief Minister of the State Uddhav Thackeray ordered the authorities to be vigilant and to keep monitoring the level of overflowing rivers, if necessary evacuate residents to safer places. He also advised residents to take all required safety precautions.