Continuous heavy rainfall has led to the closure of schools and colleges in Mumbai and its surrounding areas. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert, warning of intense and persistent rains in the city.
Taking this alert seriously, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced a holiday for all government and private schools and colleges on July 27th. This decision aims to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and staff members amid the challenging weather conditions.
The University of Mumbai has decided to postpone all exams that were initially scheduled for July 27. The university will announce the new dates for these exams at a later time. This decision also applies to affiliated colleges in Ratnagiri, Thane, and Kalyan sub centre. The city has experienced heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours, with certain areas facing extremely heavy showers.
In response to the weather conditions, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a request for all citizens to stay vigilant and remain indoors. They have also urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the administration. Mumbai civic commissioner and administrator, Iqbal Singh Chahal, emphasized the importance of taking necessary precautions to ensure safety.
BMC officials have also reported that there was a high tide of 3.31 meters at 6.38 am on Thursday, and the next high tide of 3.32 meters is expected at 5.58 pm.
Throughout the day, the city experienced continuous rainfall, but fortunately, there were no significant reports of waterlogging in low-lying areas, as confirmed by a civic official. However, the rain did cause some traffic slowdowns, mainly due to the presence of potholes on the roads.