Maharashtra: Alert sounded in 78 villages as 2 reservoirs overflow

Seventy-eight villages in Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra have been put on alert after two reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai have started overflowing, officials said today.

Published: 02nd August 2016 01:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2016 01:39 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

THANE (Maharashtra): Seventy-eight villages in Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra have been put on alert after two reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai have started overflowing, officials said today.            

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has alerted disaster management cells of Thane and Palghar districts about overflowing of two reservoirs, Modak Sagar and Tansa, due to continues downpour in the catchment areas, officials said.         

Assistant Engineer of MCGM's Water Supplies Department GB Chitrawanshi said the Mumbai civic body has alerted disaster management cells of both the districts.  

Accordingly, 78 villagers were put on alert by the concerned cells, officials said.

According to the officials from Palghar District Collectorate, the actual rainfall in the district till today was 1863.80 mm as compared to the average rainfall of 1514.80 mm.   

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