Monsoon: Konkan Div Commissioner wants NDRF stationed in Thane

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Thane (Maha), May 16: Konkan Divisional Commissioner Tanaji Satre today said he would request the Maharashtra government to station one unit of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) here. Satre, who reviewed preparedness ahead of the monsoon in a meeting here, took a note of an observation that last time it took three to four hours for NDRF to reach the mishap (building collapse) site.

The issue of several dangerous buildings in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivili region was also discussed, an official release said.


The meeting was informed that boulders crash on the Konkan railway route on several occasions and this time Railways have identified 64 "dangerous places" where the boulders are likely to crash, it added. 373 villages were also identified in Konkan region which are likely to be flood affected of which 220 were from Raigad district, the release said.


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