Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:02 CDT
Heavy rains washed away a culvert at Takav in Chelavali region of Palghar taluka as people residing near rivers and creeks here shifted to safer locations, the district control room said. Meanwhile, geological experts visited Jawhar on Monday to study so called 'tremors' in the related stories area and submit their report to the collector directly.
The Thane district additional collector Ashok Shingare told PTI that told this correspondent that the intensity of loud sounds were on the rise causing concern among citizens. Seismologists from IMB Mumbai and Pune as well other experts will also be visiting Jawhar on Tuesday to study the situation, he said.
For the past ten days, Jawhar town's residents have been running out of their houses after hearing mysterious loud sounds like 'tremors' throughout the day on Monday.
The Jawhar municipal council also announced that there was no cause for fear and people should not panic, after they complained of their cots, vessels and even the walls, windows, tables and chairs shaking badly due to 'tremors', though walls have not developed any cracks.
The Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) state unit secretary Advocate Rajaram Mukne told PTI that there were at least seven 'tremors' accompanies by loud sounds.
Jawhar MLA Chintaman Wanga who represents the area also told PTI that locals are of the opinion that these were 'tremors'.