The incessant heavy downpour highly affected Pune and the Konkan region, as public transport came to a halt.
Pune has received 55% more rainfall than the average this monsoon according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The average annual rainfall figure for the city is 497mm but Pune has received rains exceeding 630mm this year, which is significantly higher.
Trains from Pune to Mumbai along the Manmad- Daund route have been cancelled. The Deccan Express, Singhad Express and the Manmad Express too have been cancelled because of the heavy rains.
The bridge on the Mutha river which connects Deccan with the city’s Peth area, was submerged in water as Khadakwasla Dam released a huge volume of water.
No damage to life and property have been reported yet , said the Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC) officials. But a number of tress have fallen due to the rains in certain parts of the city.
The continuous rainfall since Tuesday, September 19, has filled the major dams around the state to its capacity. 23 dams out of 37 in the state had to release the excess water.
The intensity of the rainfall is expected to reduce after Wednesday as per the IMD.
Sources: The Hindu
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