Pune: Heavy rains lash city; Pune University postpones online, offline examinations
Rains lashed Pune and its neighbouring regions since Wednesday afternoon
Pune: According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), moderate rains with isolated heavy rainfall coupled with thunderstorms are likely in the next couple of days in Pune district and neighbouring regions.
Rains lashed Pune and its neighbouring regions since Wednesday afternoon. While delivering an orange alert for Thursday, officials forecast moderate rain with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Pune. For two days, (Thursday, Friday), heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur in ghat areas of the district. As heavy rains lashed Pune and other regions on Wednesday night, six people died after a wall at a ghat along the banks of Chandrabhaga in Pandharpur town collapsed.
Savitribai Phule Pune University in Maharashtra has postponed the online and offline examinations scheduled for Thursday amid heavy rainfall alert. A revised schedule will be announced later. Dr Mahesh Kakde said, “The offline and online examinations of final year students have been postponed. Due to heavy rains, water has entered the examination centre resulting technical glitch in the data centre. It will be repaired till evening.”
WATERLOGGING IN THE CITY
Due to heavy rainfall on Wednesday night, many roads were flooded leading waterlogging. Major waterlogging was reported in many parts of the city including Dandekar Bridge, Sahakar Nagar, Aranyeshwar, Warje and more. Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol on his Twitter handle said, “People are requested to stay at home as the rains may intense its spell.”
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Pune Disaster Management: 02025506800/1/2/3/4
Pune Police: 100
Fire Brigade: 101
TRAFFIC DISRUPTION ON PUNE-SOLAPUR HIGHWAY
The traffic on Pune-Solapur Highway on Wednesday was also disrupted after parts of the road were flooded due to non-stop rains and rise in the level of backwater of Ujani dam. The traffic was halted for more than an hour.
Heavy rains lashed parts of Maharashtra and is likely to last for the next few days until Thursday. The IMD has also declared a red alert for the entire North Konkan area, including Mumbai and Thane.