"Based on heavy rainfall predictions of IMD, Schools and colleges of Mumbai and Thane will officially remain close today," state Education Minister Vinod Tawde said.
Tawde, who is also the guardian Minister for Mumbai suburbs, also visited the control room of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai at its headquarters.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray, his son and Yuva Sena chief Aditya and Mumbai BJP chief MLA Ashish Shelar also visited the BMC's control room to take stock of the situation.

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