Vasai-Virar limping to normalcy, but problems galore

Vasai-Virar limping to normalcy, but problems galore

 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers clear the garbage washed ashore during high tide on a road along the Marine Drive in Mumbai on Friday. PTI Photo

The Vasai-Virar belt, which was battered by four days of non-stop rain, is slowly returning to normalcy.

However, Mumbai's western suburb is facing issues like cleaning of the mess, created by the rain, and the threat of vector-borne diseases' outbreak.

The rain has created puddles in the localities of Naigaum, Vasai, Nalasopara and Virar located on the East and West side of the Western Railway line.

The rain has claimed four lives in the Vasai-Virar belt, since last Friday.

Tribal Affairs Minister Vishnu Sawara, who is the Guardian Minister of Palghar district, and Satish Lokhande, the Municipal Commissioner of Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC), are constantly monitoring the situation.

Doctors have warned that there could be a rise in the number of patients affected by vector-borne diseases in Nalasopara, where rotting carcasses of rats, cats and dogs were spotted.

However, these have now been cleaned up by the civic body.

The medial fraternity has warned against amoebiasis, diarrhoea, cholera, leptospirosis, dengue and malaria.

Meanwhile, the weathermen had forecast very to very heavy rainfall over the weekend in Mumbai and the neighbouring districts of  Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts.

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