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Navy Sets Up Community Kitchen Across Mumbai To Relieve Flood Stranded Commuters

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| August 30 , 2017 , 21:17 IST

As flood swamps the Bollywood capital of India, Mumbai's indomitable spirit has put forward another display as individuals, social groups, housing societies, Parsi sanatoria, gurudwaras, temples, mosques, dargahs, churches and NGOs extend their help to fight the nature's fury.

Acting in the similar line, the Navy has also extended their help opening various community kitchens and food counters across the city to provide relief to stranded commuters.

A Navy spokesperson said, "Community kitchens providing food opened at Churchgate, Byculla, Parel, CST, Worli and Tardeo, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Malad and Ghatkopar."

The official handle of Navy spokesperson tweeted, "Food counters opened at various locations in Mumbai for stranded commuters."

"Indian Navy for you...Anytime Anywhere Everytime," he added with some pictures of the navy officers.

"IN community kitchens providing food Churchgate, Byculla, Parel/ CST/Worli/Tardeo, Mumbai Central/Dadar/ Mankhurd/Chembur/Malad/ Ghatkopar," said another tweet.

The spokesperson said, "WNC has made arrangements to provide shelter to stranded Mumbaikars at Colaba, Worli and Ghatkopar."

"Shelters are being provided at Sagar Institute Colaba, INS Trata Worli, INS Hamla Marve and Material Organisation Ghatkopar," he added.

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Along with providing food, the Navy has also kept its helicopters on standby in order to immediately respond to any eventuality as heavy rains turn the roads of Mumbai into rivers.

"Seeking 42 C ready for day/night Search and Rescue. Medical teams and Divers ready for immediate deployment," the spokesperson tweeted.

He added, Five flood rescue teams and two diving teams are also ready to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai, he added.

On Tuesday, heavy rains lashed Mumbai wrecking havoc across the city with extensive water logging across the streets while the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that there will be "heavy to very heavy rains" in the entire coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai.

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