THANE: The city witnessed 114mm rains in the last 24 hours till Monday morning and also 54 rain related complaints including waterlogging at low lying areas, road cave-ins, following heavy rains that lashed various parts of the city since Sunday morning.
The Kalwa and Naupada areas registered the highest volume of rains since 8.30am, Sunday, recording nearly 92mm rainfall each. Even as the quantum wasn’t as high as the previous day, the heavy downpour was enough to cause waterlogging in several low lying areas of the city including Dharmveer Nagar, Anand Nagar in Kopri, Vandana society, Majiwada, Samata Nagar, Jambhali naka, Mumbra and Shivaji Nagar in Wagale estate among others.
The rains also caused notable damage to the roads in city. A portion of the arterial Khartan road in Thane suddenly caved in, Sunday morning after which the stretch was barricaded and teams dispatched to repair the same. “The soil probably loosened underneath but we are investigating the cause,” informed an official. Meanwhile, at the Mumbra bypass, few alert residents were seen trying to avert possible mishaps after reinforcements from a damaged concrete road part was exposed.
Meanwhile, embankments of two different nullahs, one at Naupada and other at Chirag Nagar were damaged and swept away possibly due to heavy current of water flowing through the drains, informed Santosh Kadam, chief of the regional disaster management cell at Thane. A part of an old vacant ground plus one storeyed dilapidated structure collapsed Saturday late night. Luckily, there was no harm to life, said officials.
As many as 15 tree fall complaints kept the authorities busy since Sunday morning. A huge tree fell on three cars at Nauka Vihar building, Talavpali while another toppled over at Panchpakhadi causing minor damage to two cars. A huge tree collapsed on a chawl tenement at Vartak Nagar, Khopat, among others but no injury or casualty was reported, informed the RDMC.