India: Konkan region Maharashtra state floods situation report 29 Jul 2005


The flood situation in Maharashtra caused due to heavy rains since July 24 over Marathwada, Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra flooded the river catchment of Bombay Island Basin including Ulhas River and sub- basin of Wardha River , and Godavari River and upper stream catchment areas of river Kal and Savitira.

The coastal districts in Maharashtra: Mumbai Metropolis, Thane, Ratnagiri (Mandangad, Dapoli, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Guhagar, Sangameshwar, Lanja and Rajapur) talukas) , Raigad (Panvel, Pen, Khalapur, Karjat, Alibag, Murud, Roha, Sudhagad, Tala, Mangaon, Shrivardhan, Mhasla and Poladpur talukas) and Pune (Maval, Khed, Velhe and Daund talukas), Sindhudrug(Kudal, Kankavali, Deograh, Vengural, sawantawadi, Malawan, VAibabhawadi, Doamarg Taluka), Parbhani, Nanded and Hingoli were affected including North and South Goa districts.

River Godavari at Nanded and River Wardha at Ballarsha are flowing at warning level. Ulhas river near Ulhasnagar is flowing at warning level. In Mumbai 25 million people have been affected. While in Goa (north and south districts) 340,000 persons and 1.00 ha of cropped land were affected. While rivers in Goa where water level is exceeding warning levels are Madei (Ganjem), Khandepar (opa Weir), Valvanti (Sanquelim Bridge) Bicholim (Nr Shantaduurga H school Bridge) Sal (Mungal Bridge)

Significant rainfall recorded in Maharashtra and Konkan & Goa region (mm)

,Raigadh ( 26.2), Ratnagiri(46.5), Nasik ( 62.1)Pune(28.9), Satra(30.1), Kolhapur(59.2), Jalna (56.6), Hingoil(74.9)Washim(158.7), Wardha (80,8), Akola(79.7) Yavatmal (84.7)

Today Mumbai City and sub urban area would have Moderate to rather heavy rain or showers along with strong gusty winds. While in Konkan Region Rain or shower likely to occur at most places over Gujarat State and at many places over Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.

Heavy rainfall warning: Heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places over North Konkan, North Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat State during next 48 hours.



The loss of human lives 749 , Mumbai( 376), Thane (139), Ratnagiri( 17) sindhudurga ( 6), Kholapur( 5), Babhani( 3), Navi Mumbai (53), Raigad( 44), Nanded(7), Yavatmal( 5) ,Parbhani (3) Pune(1)

The injured persons have been reported from Mumbai( 13), Thane (5), Kholapur( 1), Navi Mumbai( 53) ,

Flood water have receded in

Mumbai - Kurla, Santa Cruz, Kalina, Mankhurda, Khar, Bandra-Kurla, Andheri, & Dahisar areas including number of colonies and Slum cluster in Kurla, Santa Cruz and Munkhurda

Thane - Badlapur, Kalyan Dambriballi, Ambarnath, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar

Raigad - Mahad, Panvel, Mangaon towns and Jui village

Ratnagiri district - Khed, Chiplun towns and Mude village

Hingoli - villages of Pardhani and Nanded

Sangli 157 villages have been affected 1478 families have been shifted to safer places 31 houses washed 1000 houses partially effected

Pune Khadagwashla dam released 20000 cusecs water with prior information Pavan Dam released 3000 cusecs of water

The State government has estimated the damage to be at Rs 20 billion covering agriculture ( 6 billion) Livestock (1 billion) Housing ( 3 billion) Infrastructure 10 billion)

Kahrif crops covering more than 300, 000 Ha in the Konkan region has been submerged

Landslide near Sakinaka (Andheri) was reported to have claimed 49 lives. Jui Village of Mahad (Raigad District) 100-150 person were trapped 2 bodies recovered details are awaited . In Ratnagiri landslide reported in Villages , Boori , Kuduk, Dapoli_Mandangad road in Kelwat ghat, Khead Taluka, Kalurte -Nawanagar village, Kamthe

Preliminary reports estimates more than 10, 000 houses have collapsed in the affected districts of Mumbai, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Ratnagiri Raigad


The Civic infrastructure -Roads, Public buildings ( Primary health centers, Schools and Administrative buildings, water supply schemes were damaged which will require repairs and restoration

Power supply and telephone network is still not restored in Sub urban areas of Mumbai and Thane. In Sindhudurg 149 electric poles have been damaged

Health services affected in Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane and Mumbai sub urban while 3 CHC in Ratnagiri, 1 PHC each in Ratnagiri and Raigad were flooded

Telecommunication: 121 telephone exchanges were affected in Ratnagiri -55, Kohlapur -8, Sindhdurg-3, Raigad 30 and Kalyan -25 also 93 GSM BTS mobile services were affected and basic services of landline are affected in Kalyan sub-urban area.

Roads: NH17 blocked for traffic due to landslide, bridge along the NH17 (Mumbai -Goa) linking Ratnagiri town was damaged. Roads blocked at Ratnagiri, Mumbai -Kolhapur are being restored.

Railways: Thane and Kalyan rail services were worst affected. Trains from Pune to Mumbai have not yet resumed. A few rakes of Local trains damaged due to water logging on the suburban section during the recent spell, 25 EMU rakes of local trains out of total 65, were badly damaged. Assessment of the extent of damage to these rakes has already been started.

Accordingly repair works of all these 25 damaged EMU rakes will be undertaken, which may take a few days. Normalcy of all services will take a few days. Central - Mumbai CST Mail scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 23.00 hrs. today (29.07.2005) is cancelled.

Goa Both districts North Goa and South Goa were affected with 115 houses damages and loss of 2 human lives reported. The condition was normal during the past 24 hrs. In Sattari Taluka 3 houses were damaged.


Relief & Rescue operations

The Government called in the Army, Navy and Air Forces to carry out search and rescue operations. Air force helicopters are deployed for air dropping food packets were access to road is not possible. Navy boats are being used to evacuate people, official sources state 50,000 people have been evacuated in the state. Army columns are deployed in the affected districts also the team of Disaster Management Battalions of CRPF consisting of 45 men per team has been assisting in emergency operations. The Western Naval Command has launched RAHAT relief operation in Srivardhan and Dhabol, Chiplun.

Administrative actions

Western Railway has commenced operation of local train services while central railways will be resumed shortly as water recedes

Traffic long the Kasara Ghat on Mumbai-Agra Road (National Highway No. 3) towards Nashik and Mumbai is smooth on both lanes. The Mumbai -Goa NH and Mumbai -Pune Express way has been made operational

30 Temporary shelter camps have been started in Municipal schools and community halls. 500 families in Ratnagiri have gone back to homes as water has receded.

Air dropping pf food items in Badalpur , Raigad areas

10 Medical teams have been deployed in 19 villages of Ratnagiri, 39 teams in 42 villages of Raigad and 5 teams in 5 villages of Sindhdurg. Adequate stock of chlorine and bleaching power is made available.

The administration is supplying drinking water in pouches and tankers

Prime Minister has announced Rs 5 billion as a special package for rehabilitation of victims in Maharashtra in addition to already released amount of Rs 2 billion from National Contingency and National Calamity Funds.

In Ratnagiri and Raigad being the worst affected districts surveys for damages are being conducted by deputy collectors and divisional commissioner in Ratnagiri , Sangli & Kolhapur

Ex-gratuitous amount, food provisions and instant cash relief to construct temporary shelters is being proceeded for the affected victims by districts administration in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg.

Restoration of roads, damages bridges and debris clearance is being carried out in section were landslide have occurred


Red Cross and Red Crescent IRCS Maharashtra state branch has received 7000 packets of bread from the state relief department which were repacked into smaller packets containing 5-6 slices of bread each and then delivered at the helipad from where it will be air dropped by the government helicopters to the stranded people. The district of Ratnagiri has requested chlorine tablets from the state branch and the state DM Coordinator are trying to mobilise them. IRCS volunteers have been supporting the government relief and rescue operations and have found one dead body. Red Cross two women volunteers are running community kitchens for two days by collecting food rations from the neighbours and an IRCS volunteer who mobilised medicines

UNICEF AS requested by the Additional Director of Health Services in the State has mobilised 300,000 ORS packets and 1 million chlorine tablets and will be procuring 5000 I V linger solution from Copenhagen UNICEF and would be air lifting the items to the affected areas.

WHO the emergency medical relief team is in touch with the Ministry of Health and family welfare and state relief and Rehabilitation department

UNDP staffs under the DRM programme in the affected state are assisting in state& districts emergency information response coordination.


Department of Relief & Rehabilitation Tel: 022-2202 5274, Fax: 022-2202 5920

State Control Room: Tel: 022-2202 7990, 022-2285 4168 Fax: 022-2285 5920

Department of Relief and Rehabilitation ,

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

Central Water Commission (CWC)

UNDP For Further Information G Padmanabhan Emergency Analyst UNDP Delhi

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