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The Rains May Have Stalled Most of Mumbai, But Not its Police Force

Most of the city police personnel, ranging from constables and senior police inspectors to DCPs, were asked to be on the roads. Their twitter handle was also in full form, updating citizens about the flooding, alternative traffic routes and rubbishing rumours.

Mumbai experienced its worst rainfall since 2005, devastating the city. Trains were stalled and citizens waded waist-deep in water. But city’s police force did not stop. They were out in strength on the roads, managing traffic and helping those stranded.

Mumbai police working during the torrential rains. Source: Twitter- Vishal Surywanshi

Their Twitter handle was also in top form, handling queries individually from citizens.

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Several citizens took to social media to share their appreciation –

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5. The Master Blaster had some praise to share too!

“Cops stood in ankle-deep water and were soaked to the skin, but continued directing motorists anyway ,” said chartered accountant Vishal Bafna to the Times of India.

“We were dealing with a crisis situation on Tuesday evening. Roads at Worli and Dadar, which connect north and south Mumbai, were submerged and the BMC was doing its best to pump out water. These roads are also used by vehicles of Ganpati mandals headed for immersion.A majority of our personnel we re out trying to keep the traffic moving,” said joint commissioner, traffic, Amitesh Kumar to ToI.


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Most of the city police personnel, ranging from constables and senior police inspectors to DCPs, were asked to be on the roads. DCP Rashmi Karandikar, the city police spokesperson, told TOI that the Mumbai police was in constant touch with the BMC’s disaster control management and fire brigade. “No untoward incident has been reported,” she added.

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