Downpour fails to improve city’s poor rainfall record
The city received poor rainfall (7.17 mm) till Thursday evening. There was however a steady downpour in areas such as Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Sanapada and Nerul after 8.30 pm.
Airoli received maximum rainfall (15 mm) in the city on Thursday. It was followed by Vashi (7.8mm), Belapur (3.4mm) and Nerul (3.2 mm).
The India Meteorological Department had predicted good rainfall in Navi Mumbai in July.
However, the poor June rains have remained a cause of worry for the residents.
The catchment area of Morbe dam received only 3.8 mm rains and the level the 88 metre dam on Thursday was 64.36 metre.
The NMMC officials said that if the dam is filled because of poor rains, the city will face severe water crisis just a few months after the monsoon.
Navi Mumbai witnessed an unprecedented water crisis this year because of the same reason. The rain fall received by city last year was the worst since 2004.
“In the early hours of Thursday, a tree fell because of rains near a slum in Belapur. A similar incident took place in Airoli on Wednesday. But there were no casualties,” said an official People shop in the rain at Koper Khairne market on Thursday.
from the disaster management cell.
“Even as our zonal officers have remained alert ever since the onset of the monsoon, they have not received any emergency calls from anywhere so far. Drains and nullahs were cleaned before the monsoon and there is no major water logging in our jurisdiction so far,” said the civic official.