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It's pouring good news in Mumbai

Last updated on: July 31, 2014 15:09 IST

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Good news has poured in for Mumbaikars. The continuous downpour since the weekend has caused Modak Sagar dam to overflow. This has prompted the city’s civic body officials to reduce water cuts, imposed from July 2, to 10 per cent from 20 per cent.

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Image: Two children enjoy the waves of the water lashing against the rocks at Marine Drive on Tuesday.
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The Modak Sagar overflowed on Wednesday while the other lake, the Tulsi, overflowed on Monday. Tansa and Vihar lakes are also close to overflowing, said civic body officials, adding that if it continued to rain in the catchment levels, the lakes would soon be full. 

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Image: A pillion rider tries to shield himself from the heavy downpour in Mumbai
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According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials, the current available stock of water would last the city for 186 days. The combined capacity of all the lakes is about 14 lakh million litre, and currently the stock is 47.4 per cent of its full capacity.

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Earlier, the civic officials in their efforts to save water had imposed a 50 per cent water cut for all hotels and restaurants. Water supply to swimming pools and gardens run by the authorities was also curtailed.

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Meanwhile, a six-year-old boy was killed on Thursday in a landslide at Chembur following heavy rainfall lashing the city for last 48 hours, a civic official said. The boy, a resident of Mahul village near Vashi Naka in Chembur, was killed when the hut in which he was sleeping was destroyed in a landslide that occurred in the area, a civic body official said.

A fresh alert of “very heavy rainfall” in Mumbai during the next 48 hours has also been issued by the India Meteorological Department’s regional centre. “Mumbai and parts of the neighbouring Thane district along with the Konkan region may witness very heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. Since this coincides with the high tide timings, there might be incidents of flooding,” said V K Rajeev, director, weather forecasting of MeT department.

According to MeT, the southern part of city received 66.7 milimetre rainfall, while north Mumbai got 174.7 mm downpour in the 48-hour period till 8.30 am on Thursday.

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Image: Marine Drive promenade during the rains.
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