On 29 August 2017, excessive rain was reported in the city of Mumbai which could affect people in terms of suspended train and blocked roads. The Indian Navy prepositioned flood rescue and response teams at five locations in the city. In addition, two dedicated diving teams were also available for specialised search and rescue requirements.

Due to the excessive rainfall for over 36 hours many citizens were expected to be stranded at various locations in the city. Indian Navy therefore put up four rain shelters on the night of 29 and 30 August 2017. This is in addition to almost 1700 Defence Civilians, including ladies, being accommodated within the Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) and 400 civilian employees being accommodated at Angre and Noorbhoy building.

One shelter was located at the Sailors’ Institute ‘Sagar’ at Cooperage which is close to Churchgate station as well as Colaba and Nariman Point areas. The other three shelters were located at the naval base INS Trata at Worli, the naval base INS Hamla at Marve, Malad and the Material Organisation campus at Ghatkopar. These shelters provided a safe haven and basic food, water and first aid for Mumbaikars till the situation improves and waters recede.

Continuing its community initiatives in Mumbai, Indian Navy deployed teams to areas likely to have stranded people to provide support and breakfast at various locations in the city this morning. Food, medical assistance and water was provided by naval personnel at Churchgate, Byculla, Parel, CST, Worli, Tardeo, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Malad and Ghatkopar.

Check out the pictures below andkudos tothe India Navy for carrying out such a noble initiative.