Maharashtra rain: IMD places Raigad and Ratnagiri on red alert
Mumbai: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation due to torrential rains in the last 24 hours in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts.
Thackeray has directed Disaster Management units and departments concerned to stay vigilant and start rescue operations.
Two more teams of NDRF have been mobilised for rescue operations. One team will be deployed in Khed, Ratnagiri and another in Mahad, Raigad from Pune.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has placed Raigad and Ratnagiri on red alert with chances of extremely heavy rain at isolated places on Thursday. Marathwada is very likely to receive widespread rainfall during the next one to two days.
According to rail officials as reported news agency PTI, 5,500-6,000 passengers were stranded in trains which were regulated at various stations on the Konkan Railway route.