Red alert in Mumbai; schools, colleges to remain closed

Deccan Herald
DH Web Desk,

The meteorological department on Wednesday forecast "extremely heavy rainfall" on Thursday in Mumbai and adjoining Raigad district.

All the schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region of Maharashtra would remain closed today in view of the "extremely heavy" rains warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Education minister Ashish Shelar on Wednesday took to Twitter and announced the Maharashtra government's decision to declare a holiday for schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region in view of the red alert.

In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 Sep 2019. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions. #rain

— ashish shelar (@ShelarAshish)

In view of heavy rainfall forecasts. As a precautionary measure, holiday is declared for all schools & junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 Sep 2019. District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions. #rain

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