On a day when Mumbai was battling torrential rain, the best in 4 many years, 50-year-old Kanta Murti Kalan, stood for hours close to an open manhole, on a waterlogged highway, in Matunga. She was alerting folks in order that nobody falls into the manhole. She was there for seven hours earlier than civic employees arrived. Kanta Murti, a flower vendor, misplaced her home and financial savings within the deluge.
Mom of eight youngsters, Kanta Murti’s husband is an invalid. 5 of her youngsters are married and she or he helps schooling of her three different children by promoting flowers on the roadside. “I assist my three youngsters’s schooling by promoting flowers and I’m the one incomes member within the household as my husband is paralysed after assembly with a railway accident,” she instructed information company ANI.
The video of Kanta Murti standing, close to the manhole, for seven hours had gone viral and she or he was additionally scolded by the civic authorities for placing her life in peril. “I uncovered the manhole and drained the water. Then I stood there to warn autos. BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Company) officers later got here and scolded me,” Kanta Murti stated.
As folks got here asking after her and praising her, she brushed it apart, saying she did what she thought was a standard factor to do in such circumstances, in any other case folks may have met with an accident.
On August 4, extraordinarily heavy in a single day rain in coastal Maharashtra together with Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and different locations in Western Maharashtra like Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli introduced life to a standstill. There have been intensive flooding and landslides.