September 23, 2023
Pune: The Nagpur city was subjected to heavy rainfall during the early hours of Saturday night, resulting in the inundation of the city. The Nag River, which flows through the city center, caused flooding in the surrounding area. The floods have caused loss of life and property in the city.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has responded to the situation. In a statement to the press in Mumbai, Fadnavis stated “The administration has rescued over 400 individuals and provided them with shelter in flood camps. Additionally, an assessment of the damage caused by the rains has been ordered, and assistance will be provided accordingly.”
Nagpur city experienced rainfall similar to a cloudburst between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., with 109 mm of rainfall recorded during this period. More than 90mm of rain fell in two hours, causing the Ambazari lake in the city to swell and its water to overflow into the Nag River. The heavy rainfall resulted in waterlogging in the area along the Nag River.
Fadnavis stated that “The administration initiated rescue operations overnight, deploying two teams each of NDRF, and keeping two army units on standby. The rescue teams have successfully rescued over 400 individuals.” Fadnavis has ordered the administration to provide assistance and compensation for the damage caused by the floods. He has been in constant communication with the municipal commissioner and Nagpur district collector, and his BJP MLAs, actively engaged in providing assistance.