Ready to tackle Mumbai floods: Navy

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Mumbai: Indian Navy Spokesperson Captain D K Sharma on Friday said that India is prepared to deal with any situation which may arise from the heavy rains in Mumbai and said that they are in constant touch with the civic authorities, local police and headquarters and hospitals have been kept on a standby.

Sharma said, “We are in touch with the civic authorities, local police and the headquarters. We’ll do whatever is possible. We’ve already positioned at pre decided places as per standard operating procedures, our helicopters, rescue and medical teams are ready.”

Scores of passengers were left stranded at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after flights were delayed due to the heavy rain. Even the train service, which is considered as the Lifeline of Mumbai has been disrupted following the heavy rainfall with the railway lines being submerged in water.

The rains are expected to continue for a few more days. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai has recorded 283 mm of rainfall, which pushes the total received so far in June to 537 mm.

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