Heavy rain ends water woes, but likely to cause flooding in Maha MUMBAI’S POTHOLE MENACE
The good spell of rainfall has nearly ended water woes across the state, but authorities in several cities are on standby, if a flood-like situation is to arise.
The state government has been monitoring Nasik, Pune and Kolhapur, where dams began overflowing and local alerts were issued.
The government on Saturday said the state has received 736mm rainfall since the monsoon began — between June 1 and August 6.
This is 107.5% more than the average rainfall during this period. Last year, the state had received just 62% of its average rainfall for the same period.
All five major dams in the Konkan region, 18 in Pune and 5 in Nasik are more than 85% full, while eight major dams in the state have crossed their 100% live storage capacity.
The vast Mumbai Metropolitan Region — spread across six cities — could finally see some planned development after decades of haphazard growth. The Devendra Fadnavis government on Saturday cleared the urban development department’s proposal for a standard DCR — norms to govern all construction activity — in Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayander, Ulhasnagar and Bhiwandi.